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Flight Attendant Sues American for Failing to Investigate Coworker’s Attack

Flight attendant Kathy Ida Wolfe is suing American Airlines for breach of contract for the carrier’s failure to follow up on an incident in which she claims she was physically assaulted by a coworker, fellow flight attendant Laura Powers, aboard a flight in front of passengers.

Wolfe claims that Powers “maliciously dug her fingernails into my arm, and slammed the door of a beverage cart on my arm,” as well as “grabbed my scarf, choking me, and dragged me in the aisle and in front of the passengers.”

Wolfe is seeking $1 million in damages. A spokesperson for American Airlines did not comment directly on the allegations, but asserted that “American strives to create a work environment in which all team members feel safe and respected.”

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DaveS November 16, 2018

Surely an assault is a criminal matter for the police to sort out. But then you don't get rich suing the police.

UncleDude November 15, 2018

PDB...Is a Pre Departure Beverage..Something that most Airlines manage without a Problem, But AA Flights Attendants {who coplain about poor Management} Just dont know the meaning of PDB

laperk1028 November 14, 2018

Sounds like she has a good case. I've seen some crazy crazy stuff over the years, flying every week. This one is not the worst.

laperk1028 November 14, 2018

What's a PDB?

UncleDude November 13, 2018

Both in First Class [sic] and Because One wanted to serve a PDB and the Other did not