House Oversight Committee holds hearing on impact of Supreme Court’s abortion decision A federal jury in Texas has awarded a former Southwest flight attendant more than $5 million after the airline fired her over her stance on abortion in a lawsuit dating back to 2017.
The reward in combined compensatory and punitive damages comes after the Transportation Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 556 union and Southwest fired Charlene Carter for her religious stance on abortion , which she publicized on social media.
“Today is a victory for freedom of speech and religious beliefs. Flight attendants should have a voice and nobody should be able to retaliate against a flight attendant for engaging in protected speech against her union,” Carter told FOX Business in a Friday statement. “I am so humbled and thankful for today’s decision and for everyone who’s supported me these past five years, including the National Right to Work Foundation.”
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Adam Greenfield, an attorney with the Law Offices of Cloutman and Greenfield, PLLC, representing TWU Local 556, said the “factual evidence” in the case “indicates an outcome different from the recent decision of the jury, which may have misunderstood the court’s charge.
Amended complaint: “We look forward to appellate review,” Greenfield said.
Southwest and TWU Local 556 did not immediately respond to inquiries from FOX Business on Friday afternoon.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PASSENGER WHO REPORTEDLY STRUCK FLIGHT ATTENDANT TO SERVE UP TO 15 MONTHS IN PRISON Carter joined the union in 1996 and resigned in 2013 after realizing that her religious views did not align with those of the union, but she was required to continue paying union fees as a condition of her employment, according to a press release.In 2017, Carter learned that the union […]
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