Delta Airlines Sue Clothing Manufacturer Claiming New Uniforms Made Them Sick
Yikes! Imagine having to call into work because your own uniform makes you sick. This is what Delta Air Lines employees had to do and because of it they’re filing a lawsuit.
According to NBC news, Delta Air Lines workers have filed a class-action lawsuit against clothing manufacturer and retailer, Lands' End alleging that uniforms from them are making the airline's employees sick.
The lawsuit alleges that several Delta employees, who work in various capacities, including flight attendants, ramp and gate agents and customer service, suffered severe respiratory illnesses, rashes, blisters, boils, hair loss, hives, sinus problems, headaches, fatigue, nosebleeds and anxiety, among other health issues.
The materials are described in the lawsuit as "high stretch, wrinkle and stain-resistant, waterproof, anti-static, and deodorizing” which the plaintiffs claim chemical additives and finishes used to achieve those characteristics are causing allergic reactions.
"The combination of these additives and finishes has an allergic and sensitizing effect on the human body, even if those several additives and finishes are relatively safe in their individual respective quantities," the lawsuit states.
The plaintiffs are seeking damages for personal injuries, pain and suffering, as well as for emotional, financial and economic loss and distress. The plaintiffs also want Lands’ End to recall the uniforms.