San Francisco, California – A group of 13 United Airlines employees were fired from their jobs in 2014 for refusing to work on a flight they felt had significant security concerns. These employees are now in court filing a lawsuit against the airline, claiming that they were retaliated against for being whistle blowers. Despite United Airlines own investigation into the issue, which determined there was no threat, these employee do not feel like they were justly let go from their jobs.
13 United Airlines Employees Suing After Being Fired For Fearing Their Safety
The crew’s concerns came to surface when the flight that they were about to work from San Francisco to Hong Kong was found to have a type of morbid graffiti drawn on its tail section. The markings contained two ominous faces and the words “Bye Bye.” The crew assumed that the markings were a foreshadowing message that there was supposed to be a predestined grim fate for all of those who boarded the flight.
What makes the markings even more troubling was the fact that they were on a portion of the plane that would only be accessible by ground crew, or someone with similar access to the plane. Hanging at nearly the height of a 3 story building, the average person would not be able to reach the upper rear section of the plane with any ease.
An investigation from the airline determined that the plane was not at any apparent risk or threat, and that the crew’s fears were unwarranted. Unfortunately for those crew members, United Airlines feels that they would do better without them. They were all fired for failing to perform their jobs, which left a bad taste in many United Airline employee’s mouths. Many are hoping that these 13 win their suit against the company so that others don’t feel suppressed from speaking up about their safety in the future.
13 United Airlines Employees Suing After Being Fired For Fearing Their Safety.