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Supreme Court won’t hear United-ADA accommodations case

High court’s decision not to hear the case leaves in place lower court’s ruling

When it came to the decision over how United Airlines handles accommodating its employees who become unable to do their current jobs, it seems the 7th Circuit got it right. At least, that’s what the record will show, because this week the Supreme Court refused to hear the case.

The case centered on United’s policy that said if an employee becomes unable to do his job due to a disability, he could apply to transfer to another vacant position within the company. The policy guaranteed that employee an interview for the vacant position, but it didn’t guarantee him the job. The policy stated that the selection process would be competitive.


Cathleen Flahardy

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