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New York - Long Time Employees Sue Delta, Charing Anti-Semitic Behavior On NYC To TLV Route

Published on: January 2, 2018 09:16 PM
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New York - It may fly hundreds of passengers per day from the metropolitan area to Tel Aviv, but a lawsuit filed today in Brooklyn federal court by four flight attendants from New York is charging Delta Air Lines with hostile anti-Semitic behaviors.

As first reported by TMZ (http://bit.ly/2CxTDiC), the lawsuit charges Delta with “a pattern of intentionally discriminating and retaliating against ethnically Jewish, Hebrew and/or Israel employees and passengers” on the New York to Tel Aviv route.

One of the four flight attendants who was fired from her job last March said that she was terminated because she was Jewish, although Delta claimed it was because she missed a flight.  The woman said that she had been granted leave from her job for a medical emergency under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.

A non-Jewish flight attendant said that after sharing a travel companion pass, an employee perk, with a Jewish friend, she was suspended without pay, demoted and stripped of her travel privileges.

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According to the suit, Delta justified its actions by saying she didn’t know the person she had given the pass to, while the flight attendant insisted that the man was a forty year-long friend.
The plaintiffs described the Israel-bound flight as being routinely “hostile” and “intimidating” and said that they were passed up for deserved promotions. 

The NY Daily News (http://nydn.us/2CxhNd8) reported that the lawsuit also charges the higher ups at Delta view Jewish and Israeli passengers and employees as people “who cannot be trusted, are aggressive and inappropriate,” while prayer services and kosher meal requests are viewed as “‘strange’ behaviors.”

The four employees who filed the suit have been with Delta from 10 to 40 years each.  They are suing for damages over alleged illegal discrimination and the reinstatement one flight attendant’s job and another’s travel privileges.

A statement issued by the airline said that Delta intends to fight the lawsuit, noting “As a global airline that brings people across the world together every day, Delta values diversity in all aspects of its business and has zero tolerance for discrimination.”



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 Jan 02, 2018 at 10:27 PM Normal Says:

What's wrong with sitting in a plane with a plastic bad over your head, or blocking the passage way when we doven with a minyan and of course can't move during shemonah esrah, or we don't want to sit next to a woman? Normal behaviour.

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 Jan 03, 2018 at 12:58 AM To #1 Says:

Don't be ridiculous.

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 Jan 03, 2018 at 06:25 AM elyeh Says:

Reply to #1  
Normal Says:

What's wrong with sitting in a plane with a plastic bad over your head, or blocking the passage way when we doven with a minyan and of course can't move during shemonah esrah, or we don't want to sit next to a woman? Normal behaviour.

While the behavior you mention is a problem and shows major lack of midas and even may be a chillul h'shem, this does not make it OK for Delta to have “a pattern of intentionally discriminating and retaliating against ethnically Jewish, Hebrew and/or Israel employees and passengers.”

The lawsuit and the case in court will determine what is next.

What we do know is that "the four employees who filed the suit have been with Delta from 10 to 40 years each. They are suing for damages over alleged illegal discrimination and the reinstatement one flight attendant’s job and another’s travel privileges."

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 Jan 03, 2018 at 07:18 AM Butterfly Says:

If Delta would take a little time to educate their personel it might help a bit. But I am afraid that their personel at least some of them, do not want to be educated! (Sorry about the spelling error, too sleepy!)

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 Jan 03, 2018 at 11:52 AM fat36 Says:

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Butterfly Says:

If Delta would take a little time to educate their personel it might help a bit. But I am afraid that their personel at least some of them, do not want to be educated! (Sorry about the spelling error, too sleepy!)

You have it so backwards I don’t even think you’ll ever understand how backwards you have it.I’m a religious person and I am an anti-Semite when I fly El Al or any other flight with those certain type of people

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 Jan 03, 2018 at 05:19 PM jssss Says:

I stopped flying delta because of this

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