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SkyWest Loses Bid for New Trial in Bias, Retaliation Case

July 22, 2019, 4:01 PM

SkyWest Airlines can’t have a new trial after a jury said it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by discriminating and retaliating against a former employee with kidney disease.

The July 19 decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado lets stand a jury award of $307,992 in front pay to the one-time Skywest nighttime shift manager, John Hayes.

SkyWest said Hayes had withheld material evidence about what it called his “physically demanding work” as a ramp agent at United Ground Express after he left SkyWest, which SkyWest said contributed to Hayes’s collapse and placement on medical...

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