Delta Air Employees Sue Lands End Over Toxic Clothing Chemicals

A lawsuit has been filed by flight attendants and other Delta Air Lines employees against Land’s End alleging their new uniforms are produced with chemicals that are causing them serious health problems.  More specifically, the class-action lawsuit against Lands’ End alleges that the uniforms provided by the clothing company are “toxic” and causing workers health issues.  According to the lawsuit, the required uniforms (including dresses, skirts, shirts, blouses, sweaters, jackets and pants) worn by thousands of flight attendants and maintenance workers “pose an ongoing, unreasonable risk of physical harm,” including threatening employees with “serious health problems because of an allergic and/or sensitization response.”

Chemical Additives in Clothing

According to the lawsuit, “These uniforms are high stretch, wrinkle and stain-resistant, waterproof, anti-static, and deodorizing.  Lands’ End used various chemical additives and chemical-based finishes to achieve these characteristics.

Adverse Health Reactions to the Chemical Additives in Clothing

The reactions employees are having to the toxic chemical additives in the fiber of the clothing are not minor. The lawsuit details how Delta Air Lines employees have suffered from a range of issues, including severe respiratory illnesses, rashes, blisters, boils, hair loss, hives, sinus problems, headaches, nosebleeds and fatigue.

Damages Sought from Toxic Chemical Clothing

The Delta Air Lines employee lawsuit seeks damages for personal injuries, pain and suffering, as well as for emotional, financial and economic loss and distress. Plaintiffs also want Lands’ End to recall the uniforms.



Source: New York Daily News