Investigation finds American Airlines retaliated against whistleblower flight attendants
Employees had reported worker illnesses caused by fumes in aircraft cabins
Federal safety and health investigators have determined that one of the nation's largest airlines retaliated against flight attendants who reported worker illnesses caused by toxic fumes entering aircraft cabins.
A whistleblower investigation initiated on Aug. 2, 2022, by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found American Airlines Inc. retaliated against employees who filed complaints about the illnesses with the company and Federal Aviation Administration. Flight attendants alleged the airline docked attendance points and discouraged them from reporting work-related injuries and illnesses.