U.S. Airways v. Barnett

DREDF joined a coalition of employment rights organizations in Barnett, addressing the interplay of seniority systems and the “reasonable accommodation” entitlement. The high court ruled that a seniority system will generally prevail as to any job reassignment, unless there is evidence of special circumstances that make it reasonable to accommodate a more junior employee with a disability by reassignment in contravention of seniority rules.