U.S. airline sued-no low cut blouse no work policy

Delta flight attendant told must wear low cut blouse to work scheduled flight. Female flight attendant filed lawsuit against JetBlue and Delta.New York, NY (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–A Delta Air Lines flight attendant has filed a lawsuit against JetBlue Airways, Delta Air Lines and a JetBlue male employee in a Pittsburgh federal court. Delta has an agreement with Jet Blue to fly their flight crews to and from airports where there work related flights are waiting for them. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), a female flight attendant, Karin Keegan, was denied entry onto a JetBlue connector flight, by a male employee. The JetBlue worker told Keegan she could not board because her dress was not provacative enough. Keegan, 37, employed by Delta, and her employment rights lawyer filed a lawsuit in Pittsburgh federal court last week.In court documents her attorney outlines the allegations against Jet Blue, Delta Airlines and the specific male airline employee claiming sexual harassment in the work place and loss of income. The lawsuit claims, in October 2007, Keegan was refused entry onto the flight by a male airline worker for unsexy clothing. Keegan rushed to the ladies’ restroom and changed into more provacative clothing. She redressed into a lower cut shirt, tighter pants and applied more make-up as outlined by JetBlue’s male attendant. She attempted to re-board the flight after changing her clothes and applying the make-up. The JetBlue airline employee informed Keegan it was too late and she should have dressed the part to begin with. The male worker for JetBlue had allowed other less senior Delta flight attendants to board and make their connections to fly the legs of their work flights. Keegan missed her flight, was unable to work and lost valuable income.Keegan originally filed complaints with her employer, Atlanta based Delta Airlines and JetBlue officials. Airline executives at both companies refused to intervene on Keegan’s behalf. She was forced to complain to the federal Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. The Commission gave Keegan right to sue letters last year. After receiving no help or support from her employer she obtained legal counsel with an employment lawyer and filed a lawsuit.Legal news for New York employment lawyers and injured workers by JusticeNewsFlash.com

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