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3rd Circ. Ruling Sets Limits for Title VII, ADA Claims

Law360, New York (August 30, 2017, 11:17 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit joined other circuits Wednesday in ruling for the first time that federal civil rights claims for violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act cannot be brought under Section 1983 because Congress embedded a remedial scheme for redress within each statute.

The appeals court upheld a Western Pennsylvania decision that tossed the Title VII and ADA claims of plaintiff Cheryl Williams against her employer, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and two of her bosses there. ...
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Case Information

Case Title

Cheryl Williams v. Pennsylvania Human Relations C, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 3rd Circuit

Nature of Suit

3445 Americans w/Disabilities Act-Empl

Date Filed

December 23, 2016

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