9th Circuit: No Showing Of Breach Needed In Disability Bias Suit Against Union
(July 7, 2016, 11:30 AM EDT) -- PASADENA, Calif. — A worker bringing a prima facie claim of disability bias against a union does not need to show a breach of the duty of fair representation, a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled July 5 (Rosemary Garity v. APWU National Labor Organization, No. 13-15195, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 12395).
(Opinion available. Document #73-160708-027Z.)
Rosemary Garity began working as a clerk at the U.S. Postal Service office in Pahrump, Nev., in 2008. From 2009 to 2011, she also served as...