Bloomberg Law
Sept. 9, 2021, 10:46 PM

SkyWest Fails to Get New Disability Bias Trial on Own Slip-Ups

Martina Barash
Martina Barash

A significant jury award will remain in place against ground services provider SkyWest Airlines Inc. over its decision to terminate the employment of a worker with kidney disease, despite trial disruptions caused by its own team, the Tenth Circuit ruled Thursday.

And a lower court didn’t abuse its discretion in awarding $300,000 in front pay after the trial, the appeals court said. That was an acceptable exercise of its equitable powers, the court said.

John Hayes alleged he worked for SkyWest at Denver International Airport, where SkyWest had a contract with United Airlines. Despite Hayes’ declining physical health from chronic ...

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