A veterinarian says the University of Prince Edward Island forced him to retire and has filed a $250,000 lawsuit. Ian Moore had worked at the Atlantic Veterinary College since 1996 on a renewable contract basis. According to his statement of claim the university refused to give him a leave of absence in 2009, and then in December of that year denied him two positions he had applied for in favour of a younger candidates, effectively causing him to retire. Moore alleges he was denied both jobs because of his age. In the spring, UPEI was forced to reinstate three employees because its mandatory retirement policy was found to contravene provincial human rights law.