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ADA Employment Discrimination Claims Addressed in Rederford v. US Airways
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (2010)
  • Pamela Foohey

On Dec. 14, 2009, in Rederford v. US Airways Inc., a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled that the remedy of reinstatement for employment discrimination under title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) against a company in bankruptcy is a dischargeable prepetition bankruptcy claim. Its decision reaffirmed the Bankruptcy Code’s broad policies of affording debtors a fresh start and ensuring that creditors are treated evenhandedly. In advancing these broad principles, the First Circuit faced the ADA’s conflicting and equally expansive policies – policies that it was forced to devalue in order to render a decision that promoted the purposes of the Code.

  • bankruptcy,
  • employment discrimination,
  • americans with disabilities act
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Pamela Foohey. "ADA Employment Discrimination Claims Addressed in Rederford v. US Airways" American Bankruptcy Institute Journal Vol. 29 (2010)
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