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Danville Airlines

Darden Business Publishing Cases

ISSN: 2474-7890

Publication date: 8 April 2004


This case presents the dilemma faced by Danville Airlines’ management when one of its best pilots is found to have the inherited gene for Huntington’s disease. Although he inevitably will develop the physically and mentally debilitating disease, the pilot, who has yet to experience symptoms, does not want to step down from his position. Danville Airlines explores the complicated issues of employee rights versus public safety, employee rights to privacy, and genetic testing and its effects on employees and management.


Mead, J. and Wicks, A.C. (2004), "Danville Airlines", Darden Business Publishing Cases.



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