9th Circ. Revives ADA Claims Against Bechtel

Law360, New York (November 3, 2010, 5:38 PM EDT) -- An appeals court panel has revived some of the discrimination claims of a former Bechtel Construction Co. ironworker who accused the company of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to accommodate his work-related injury and then laying him off in retaliation.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday reversed a lower court's decision dismissing those claims because James Richard Stiefel was late in making a critical filing with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enabling him to sue, finding instead...
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