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Eastern Airlines Worker With Young Son Advances Covid Leave Suit

June 17, 2021, 6:53 PM

Eastern Airlines LLC must face its former revenue management director’s lawsuit alleging she was denied leave and permission to work from home after her 11-year-old son’s school closed in the earlier days of the Covid-19 pandemic, a federal judge in Philadelphia ruled.

Single mother Stephanie Jones initially worked remotely after her son’s school closed, but management soon asked her to return to the office, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said. She renewed her request to telework March 20, 2020, after the Labor Department issued a statement urging people to take advantage of the Families First ...

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