Employment Law

Disability Discrimination

What does the court do if a reasonable accommodation conflicts with a seniority system?

In U.S. Airways v. Barnett (2002), the U.S. Supreme Court reasoned that normally a seniority system would trump most requests for reasonable accommodations, because such accommodations would be unreasonable when forcing a worker with seniority to give up his job to accommodate someone with less seniority.


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