United Targeted In Disability Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (September 28, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Three longtime employees of United Air Lines Inc. have taken aim at the carrier in a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, claiming they were unjustly fired because they were physically unable to meet a minimum 30-hour workweek requirement.

The complaint, filed on behalf of the employees by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on Thursday, charges that the airline’s policy on minimum working hours violates the Americans With Disabilities Act.

According to the lawsuit, disabled United...
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