Running head: AVIATION LAW PAPER
Aviation Law Paper
Which of us is not concerned with the possibility of working for a company that overlooks or does not clearly address harassment in any way, shape or form? It’s a situation that occurs more often than desired for any employer or employee. My paper is based on a particular case addressing the question I posed above. What happens when an employee chooses to report an incident where they felt harassed in any way and the company retaliated against that employee? In this case, aside from discussing the details of the case Diane Gorzynski v. JetBlue Airways Corp., I will detail my opinion on the case and how I feel it should affect future cases involving the same situations.
Aviation Law Paper
These are the details of the case. JetBlue employed Diane Gorzynski at the age of 54 as a customer service agent in January 2000 for its operation at Buffalo International Airport. Shortly after in May 2000 she was promoted to the position of Customer Service Supervisor and remained in that position until she was fired on July 5, 2002. At the time of her employment termination, the manager of the customer service supervisors was James Celeste (General Manager). His direct superior was William Thro (Regional Manager). It is alleged that in the trans course of her employment with JetBlue Airways, Gorzynski experienced age and gender discrimination including sexual harassment. She also alleged that she observed discrimination of other employees. With all this being said, she alleged that the main culprit was her manager, James Celeste. Surprisingly enough, Gorzynski complained to her manager Celeste on numerous occasions about the discrimination and harassment she experienced as well as the discrimination and harassment of her co-workers. Due to these occurrences that Gorzynski alleges occurred, she proceeded to file suit against JetBlue.
So, what exactly happened in the lawsuit?