The Canadian Press
VANCOUVER: A former WestJet flight attendant has launched a second lawsuit against the airline, alleging it doesn’t provide a harassment-free workplace for its female employees.
Mandalena Lewis filed documents in British Columbia Supreme Court today, asking that the case be granted class-action status on behalf of all WestJet female flight attendants.
Lewis originally launched a lawsuit against WestJet earlier this year over allegations the airline didn’t take proper action after she reported being sexually assaulted by a pilot while on a stopover in Hawaii.
Lewis says in a statement she decided to file a class-action case after other women came to her with stories of harassment.
She says their stories include everything from sexist jokes to unwelcome physical contact.
A spokeswoman for WestJet says the company hasn’t yet been served with the notice of claim so it is not in a position to comment.
None of the allegations made in the court documents have been proven in court.