Commentary: Protecting The Disabled Won't Cripple BusinessSusan B. Garland
In 1992, United Airlines Inc. rejected Karen Sutton and Kimberly Hinton for pilots' jobs because they failed to pass a routine vision test. The identical twin sisters, both of whom are severely nearsighted, responded by suing the airline under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), charging that they were victims of discrimination. An absurd application of the law, right?
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