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American Airlines Flight Attendants Sue Over Co-workers’ Facebook Posts

The Melissa Chinery and Laura Medlin cases against American Airlines, cases currently being litigated by my firm, the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C., have been featured in an article entitled American Airlines Flight Attendants Sue Over Co-workers’ Facebook Posts, by The Associated Press and originally published in Dallas News on March 13, 2017, which can be found here.

You can also read it here:

Two flight attendants are suing American Airlines over harassing Facebook messages posted by male co-workers.

The women say American failed to enforce its policy prohibiting employees from making insults or disparaging comments about co-workers on social media. They are claiming sex discrimination and sexual harassment, and are seeking unspecified damages.

An American spokesman said Monday that the lawsuits have no merit. American is headquartered in Fort Worth.

One of the flight attendants, Melissa Chinery of Philadelphia, said after announcing that she was seeking a union position, she was harassed by a group of male flight attendants and called obscene names. She said confidential information about her was posted.

The other flight attendant, Laura Medlin, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, described similar harassment after resigning from a union position.

 

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