Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Disability Discrimination (2010)
United Airlines settled a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit alleging that the company violated the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) when it refused to allow employees with disabilities to work reduced hourly schedules. In 2003, United ended its policy of allowing reservations sales and service representatives to work reduced hourly schedules as an accommodation for various disabilities. The EEOC alleged that United’s new policy of requiring all reservation sales and service reps who could not work their full bid schedules to either retire or go out on extended leave, and then terminating them when their leave ran out, violated the ADA. United paid $600,000 to settle the lawsuit.
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