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seniority

Vox populi The length of time spent in a department, company or other organization, which usually forms the basis for ↑ privileges, salary, responsibility
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According to the Court, US Airways "claim [ed] that a seniority system virtually always trumps a conflicting accommodation"; that the conflicting accommodation is necessarily "unreasonable"; and that these contentions are primarily based on the idea that the ADA "seeks only 'equal' treatment for those with disabilities.
46) Consequently, a request for accommodation usually does not trump a seniority system.
Former Speaker John Miller, a force in Arkansas politics for 35 years and still a member of the House, likes the idea of re-electing the speaker, but he doesn't like losing the seniority system.
To keep up with global competition and changes such as the spread of information technology, more and more Japanese firms are skipping traditional seniority systems and launching training programs to groom younger staff for executive jobs.
The district wants to abolish a seniority system that Hall said offers job security for part-time teachers.
As the seniority system became entrenched early in the early 1900s, the only way to wriggle into a committee chairmanship and a House leadership position was to wait around and make friends.
O'Brien said the company wants to weaken the contract by cutting benefits, reducing hours to essentially part-time jobs and demolishing the seniority system.
The workers are seeking a seniority system and improved route bidding procedures, as well as affordable and improved health benefits.
Everyone was fed up with having a buddy system instead of a seniority system and with the lack of safety.
Lehner of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, granted motions to dismiss claims that alleged the Princeton Club's employee seniority system was unfair and discriminatory.
a Southern California grocery chain, when the store implemented a similar seniority system.
The seniority system forces them to restart their careers with a new airline at the bottom of the pecking order.