Former flight attendant settles wrongful termination lawsuit over Sept. 11 trauma

Jan 17, 2008 Full story: www.iht.com 10

BOSTON : A former United Airlines flight attendant has settled a lawsuit claiming she was wrongfully fired after she was unable to work following the deaths of close friends and colleagues killed on a hijacked ...

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jennifer

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Feb 6, 2008
I also was a former United Flight Attendant based in Boston. I am actually in the process suing United also so I was happy to hear of Debrah's success with her lawsuit. Good for you Debrah! United Airlines has treated so many of us like dirt and they need to pay for their actions!
darlene

United States

#2 Mar 27, 2008
jennifer wrote:
I also was a former United Flight Attendant based in Boston. I am actually in the process suing United also so I was happy to hear of Debrah's success with her lawsuit. Good for you Debrah! United Airlines has treated so many of us like dirt and they need to pay for their actions!
I also was a former United Flight attendant based in lax, also terminated, but lost my unlawful termination case. I would like to talk to you. Please contact me as soon as you can. thanks, Darlene
darlene

United States

#3 Mar 27, 2008
I was also terminated from my job as a United Flight attendant, and was very glad to hear about Deborah Jackson's case. I also filed an unlawful termination which I did not win. I would like to hear from anyone with the same situation. Does anyone know of a good Union/Labor attorney?
Victor S Perez Jr

New York, NY

#4 Jun 12, 2008
I was also terminated from my job as a flight attendant, 10 years ago and still trying to get my life in order. Email me and let me know how everthing is going victorperezjr@verizon.net
Joan

Mesa, AZ

#5 Jun 19, 2008
I worked for United for 5 years - flew out of Chicago and San Fran. Had an amazing time...BUT
coming back into Chicago out of Baltimore - we caught windshear and well - HIT a HUGE airpocket and the plane dropped 1500 feet - I was just putting an elderly man back in his seat and 'bouncing down the aisle' to the rear to sit in the jumpseat and at the same time I pulled the jumpseat down - I flew up ( all 108 pounds of me at 5'8") and hit my head and the plane then SLAMMED my back to the floor... I got up and sat down - grateful I was wearing uniform pants =) and WOW did my back burn!! I had to clear medical in Denver - but this incident - cost me my job eventually - and has become my "war injury"!! The union was NOT very helpful - I had an attorney - but due to having a car accident about 2 years AFTER this accident they tried to pin it on that...I went back to work twice and I was NEVER the same - this all happened when I was 24 years old and WAY INTO MY JOB!!!! Now 20 years later i am still living with the effects of this injury...daily. MRI's show the REAL story - something they didn't have back then. United after 2 years of litigation did FINALLY pay the Doctor bills - BUT they gave me NOTHIING for compensation - I think it was $10,000 - and the attorney took $2500 for doing nothing!!=) Word to the wise - IF I was to do it again.... I would sit down and take care of ME FIRST!!!Termination wise - I would get a 'baracuta" (sp?) attorney and show just how much financial potential you will have lost from not being able to work. And I would try my best to put it behind you - truly this will EAT you alive - remember the fun times...and try to LIVE in the moment. Trust me on this I injured my back September 29, 1985 and I live with this injury everyday of my life...LIVE YOUR LIFE - don't let it live you or define you.

Good luck and Blessings!!=)
angry honky

Ypsilanti, MI

#6 Jul 13, 2008
Airlines treat Flight Attendants horribly. No respect for Civil rights.
I was fired from Nwa for refusing to allow a manager to look in my luggage after a flight.
I am suing the useless union for missrepresentation and the Airline for unreasonble search request, Harassment and descrimination.No other crew member was searched!
I did not steal from that place and I will fight this until the end.
Frustrated WingMan

Collierville, TN

#7 Sep 3, 2008
Way to go..i also work for nwa.. i dont know if i still will work. I might get fired eventually for something it was of a big deal, but i m glad some of you get happiness back in their lives.
NWa and like other carriers treat their employees like cattle and sacrifice them with no remorse at all. I m agree with the fact that even if u refuse to be search they had no right to fired you at all.
I hope in the future everything goes well.
mwargin

United States

#8 Mar 20, 2011
jennifer wrote:
I also was a former United Flight Attendant based in Boston. I am actually in the process suing United also so I was happy to hear of Debrah's success with her lawsuit. Good for you Debrah! United Airlines has treated so many of us like dirt and they need to pay for their actions!
Jennifer,
I know this post was from awhile ago but I'm hoping you will see this. I was also terminated from United back in 2008...and I was based in Boston. I'm thinking I had to have known you...I am from Pittsburgh as well. The union did NOTHING to help me! Infact they never even returned any of my phone calls after they "decided not to represent me at my arbitration". I'm curious what ever happened with you lawsuit. I am thinking of suing them as well. Please email me at gmwargin@aol.com. Thanks!

Since: Mar 11

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#9 Mar 28, 2011
Holly Phields Farmer, UA FA IAD 1986-September 8 2010. Deceased. I stumbled upon this forum and really not shocked to see all of Ua former employees treated or terminated unjustly and without any recourse. I also found a site : untied.com in reference to how Ua employees are treated. The flight attendant stated above is my sister Holly and Im trying to locate anyone who may have worked with her. Thank you.
Jay

Canoga Park, CA

#10 May 9, 2011
united treated me and so many others so horribly in my 5 long years there! I have never worked so hard and been so unhealthy in my life! From the summer of the "pilot slowdown", suffering all the verbal abuse (and for many flight attendants, physical abuse) by passengers and staff, to the tragedy and changes that occurred after 911, to my concusion as a door to a 737 slammed shut on my head to make an on-time departure out of Chicago.....it's so unfortunate that these companies today just see you as a number and you are so easily replaceable, they really do not care about their employees health or safety, it's all about the dollars like any other big corporation in America. I finally decided NO job was worth the amount of abuse I put up with for all those years. I'm happy to say I went back to school and have found a much more worthy and healthier job. I still have friends that I will always treasure from United, but I will never pay money to fly them nor will I recommend them to anyone I meet. I wish the best for those of you whom have a suit going, I had many friends who were wrongfully terminated that didn't take the time to fight. Best of luck and may you be happy and healthy!

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