United Airlines will pay two veteran flight attendants more than $2 million in compensation after a federal appeals court agreed with a previous jury finding that the airline had fired the long-serving flight attendants based on their age.
In a lengthy 52-page ruling, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals found that there was sufficient evidence for a jury to reasonably conclude that United had discriminated against the flight attendants because of their age.
The dispute can be traced back to 2013 when a flight attendant made an internal complaint about two of her coworkers – Denver-based flight attendants, Jeannie Stroup and Ruben Lee.
Stroup and Lee had sought $1 million in compensation but owing to the appeal, United must now pay double the original sum.
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