According to the lawsuit, the EEOC alleges a United Airlines pilot “regularly sexually explicit images of a United stewardess to various websites.”
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines claiming the airline failed to discipline a pilot accused of sexual harassment and subjected a female flight attendant to work in a hostile environment for several years. United Airlines has denied these claims.
According to the lawsuit, the EEOC alleges a United Airlines pilot “regularly sexually explicit images of a United stewardess to different websites, reference to the flight attendant’s name, home airport, and sometimes refer to the airline slogan” Fly the Friendly Skies,” a press release said.
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The EEOC said the flight attendant a large number of complaints and the evidence of the harassment, but United, “not to prevent and correct the pilot’s behavior.”
“Here, United was aware of the intimate details of how the pilot was harassing the flight attendant, but took no responsibility to stop. As a result, over a period of many years, the stewardess had to work every day in the fear of the humiliation, as a colleague or a customer recognized her from the pilot’s postings. This is unacceptable, and the EEOC is here to fight misconduct.” EEOC Supervisory Attorney Eduardo Juarez said.
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“We have examined the allegations in the indictment, and disagree with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s description of the situation.”
– United Airlines spokesperson
The lawsuit, on Thursday in the U. S. District Court of the Western District of Texas in San Antonio, cited Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace.
“Employers have the obligation to take measures to stop sexual harassment in the workplace when they learn how to takes place by means of cyber-bullying via the internet and social media,” said Philip Moss, a lawyer in the EEOC’s San Antonio Field Office. “When employers take no action, they fail their workers and enable the harassment to continue.”
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United Airlines said in a statement to Fox News that the airline denies the allegations by the EEOC.
“We have examined the allegations in the indictment, and disagree with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s description of the situation. United does not tolerate sexual harassment in the workplace and will vigorously defend this case.”
The lawsuit is looking for “the right lighting” including compensatory and punitive damages and an injunction to prevent the company from gender-based sexual harassment. The EEOC is also asking for United Airlines to institute a policy to prevent sexual harassment among employees.
Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.