United Blocks Old Crew from Sports Team Charter Flights, Lawsuit Claims

A lawsuit against United Airlines alleges that the company only allowed young, blonde employees to work for charter flights for sports teams.

According to Bloomberg, the two flight attendants who filed the lawsuit discriminate some workers and others based on “racial and physical characteristics, and stereotypical perceptions of sexual attraction”.

Sharon Tesler and Kim Guillory, who have more than six decades of work for the airline, said the two have assigned flights several times in response to the question.

In the lawsuits, the plaintiff said that when he talked to observers about assigning flights, he was told that they were not on the “favorites” list. He claimed that he eventually came to know that assignments were going to young, white and golden attendants at lower levels of seniority.

The airline has “adopted and continues to implement procedures that are designed to ensure that young, white, blonde / blue-eyed female employees receive positions with the charter program, while more senior, and black And Jewish employees such as the plaintiff, no, “the lawsuit claims.

United denied the allegations in a statement to Bloomberg on Saturday.

The company stated, “While we cannot comment on this ongoing lawsuit, the flight attendants involved in our sports team charter program are representative of our total flight attendant population regarding age and race.” “Crucially, flight attendant qualification to work a charter flight is based only on performance and appearance and has nothing to do with age, race or gender.”

The airline claimed that its flight attendants on athletic charter are 46 years old, with an average tenure of over 19 years. The company also denied racial discrimination in the assignment, stating that charter flights had a higher proportion of African American flight attendants than the airline.