Bloomberg Law
April 16, 2020, 10:24 PM

Airline Sued by Fired Single Mom Over Coronavirus Family Leave

Jaclyn Diaz
Jaclyn Diaz

Eastern Airlines LLC and two company executives allegedly fired a single mom who requested leave under the federal coronavirus relief law after her son’s school closed, according to a lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Stephanie Jones, the airline’s former director of revenue management, said in a complaint filed Tuesday that her repeated inquiries and requests for paid family leave benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Public Law 116-127) led CEO Steve Harfst and executive Joseph Marotta to fire her.

The lawsuit may be one of the first filed accusing an employer of violating ...

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