Smiley face
Weather     Live Markets

A lawsuit has been filed against American Airlines by three Black men who claim they were removed from a flight due to racial discrimination. The suit alleges that the men, along with five other Black male passengers, were ejected from American Flight 832 from Phoenix to JFK on January 5, 2024, solely based on their race. The plaintiffs were ordered off the plane by an American Airlines representative before takeoff, with no valid reason provided.
According to the complaint, once the men were removed from the plane, they noticed that other Black men were also being ejected, leading them to believe all Black male passengers were targeted. American Airlines representatives informed the men that a complaint about body odor was the reason for their removal, despite none of the plaintiffs having offensive body odor. The lawsuit alleges that the men were eventually allowed back on the flight after an hour, but endured a traumatic and humiliating experience for the rest of the journey.
American Airlines has stated that they take all claims of discrimination seriously and are currently investigating the matter, as it does not align with their core values. The plaintiffs are seeking declaratory relief, compensation for pain and suffering, punitive damages to deter future discrimination, and attorneys fees. The complaint also references a previous warning issued by the NAACP in 2017 related to American Airlines’ alleged pattern of discriminating against Black passengers, which was later lifted after the airline addressed the concerns.
The lawsuit filed against American Airlines by three Black men alleges racial discrimination after they were removed from a flight without valid reason. The plaintiffs claim that they, along with other Black male passengers, were ordered off the plane by an American Airlines representative prior to takeoff solely based on their race. The men were told that a complaint about body odor was the reason for their removal, despite none of them having offensive body odor.
The lawsuit states that the men were eventually allowed back on the flight after an hour, but endured a traumatic experience for the rest of the journey. American Airlines has responded by stating that they take discrimination claims seriously and are investigating the matter. The plaintiffs are seeking compensation for pain and suffering, punitive damages, and attorneys fees, as well as declaring relief. The complaint also references a previous warning issued by the NAACP in 2017 related to American Airlines’ alleged pattern of discriminating against Black passengers.
The lawsuit filed by three Black men against American Airlines alleges racial discrimination after they were removed from a flight without valid reason. The plaintiffs claim that they were ejected from the flight, along with other Black male passengers, based solely on their race. The men were told that a complaint about body odor was the reason for their removal, despite none of them having offensive body odor. The plaintiffs seek compensation for pain and suffering, punitive damages, and attorneys fees, as well as declaring relief.
American Airlines has responded by stating that they take all claims of discrimination seriously and are investigating the matter, as it does not align with their core values. The complaint also references a previous warning issued by the NAACP in 2017 related to the airline’s alleged pattern of discriminating against Black passengers, which was later lifted after the airline addressed the concerns. The lawsuit alleges that the men’s treatment was part of this pattern of discrimination by American Airlines.

Share.
© 2024 Globe Echo. All Rights Reserved.