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Special Circumstances May Require Altering the Rules of an Established Seniority System as an ADA Reasonable Accommodation

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    US Airways, Inc. v. Barnett, 535 U.S. 391 (U.S. 2002) (0 other reports)

Author: Robert Pettigrew, LeClairRyan

In US Airways, Inc. v. Barnett, +535 U.S. 391 (U.S. 2002), the Supreme Court addressed whether the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), requires an employer to provide a reasonable accommodation in the form of a job assignment to qualified employees with disabilities, if doing so would violate the rules of the employer's seniority system for bidding on positions.