US AIRWAYS, INC. v. BARNETT
No. 00-1250. (December 4, 2001--Decided April 29, 2002)
Certiorari to the United States court of appeals for the 9th circuit
Did the U.S Airways go against the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA or Act) and discriminate against Robert Barnett (a qualified employee) by refusing to accommodate his disability by allowing him to remain in the mailroom (Walker, 2014).
The district court granted the Airways company summary judgement i.e. they disposed of the case without a trial in favour of the company and against Robert Barnett. They found out that altering the seniority would result in an unnecessary ‘undue hardship” to both the US Continue reading...