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Old 08-16-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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The issue is she was terminated instead of being transferred to another plane she could fly, like the three males were who were too tall.
Being too tall is much different than being too short and is not nearly as dangerous.
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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Being too tall is much different than being too short and is not nearly as dangerous.
She has been flying for quite a while. She was then transferred to a different plane but ended up being too short to fly it. Instead of being transferred back to the planes she has been flying for years, they fired her. Mean while, the three males were transferred just fine.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:45 AM
 
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Being too tall is much different than being too short and is not nearly as dangerous.
No, it’s not. If the regulations specify the same penalties (unfit to fly a certain plane) based on what is too short and too tall then they are no different. She should have been transferred back to the planes she had been flying just like the too tall men.
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:29 PM
 
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Obviously, the airlines and the FFA need to change the regulations and requirements to fit her needs, just as the NYFD lowered the standards of the firefighter test in order to make the force more diverse. s/
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:20 PM
 
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Obviously, the airlines and the FFA need to change the regulations and requirements to fit her needs, just as the NYFD lowered the standards of the firefighter test in order to make the force more diverse. s/
DO some of you even read the article? Any of the posts?

She is not asking for anything to be changed, just to be treated the same as the three men who were transferred and not terminated like she was.
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:00 PM
 
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Now, if this former employer has a history of firing women that are too short but didn't really fire men who were too short or men/women that were too tall, then the lawsuit seems justified. However, there are times where the line is blurred between being fired for "You don't meet the qualifications for this job" and "You were fired because your [race/ethnicity, sex/gender, erientation, height/weight, political leanings, etc.]".
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:11 PM
 
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Any extra weight is more fuel burned. Tall pilots may be excluded as airlines become desperate to lose weight. Netjets may have time to regret this decision before it becomes bankrupt.
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Old Today, 08:12 AM
 
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DO some of you even read the article? Any of the posts?
lol Apparently not.

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She is not asking for anything to be changed, just to be treated the same as the three men who were transferred and not terminated like she was.
If there is nothing else to this, I hope she wins.
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Old Today, 08:46 AM
 
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Now, if this former employer has a history of firing women that are too short but didn't really fire men who were too short or men/women that were too tall, then the lawsuit seems justified. However, there are times where the line is blurred between being fired for "You don't meet the qualifications for this job" and "You were fired because your [race/ethnicity, sex/gender, erientation, height/weight, political leanings, etc.]".
There can be a host of reasons they let her go instead of transferring her.

It could honestly be anything from her boss is a horrible person to they didn't want her working for them in any capacity (for a bunch of possible reasons.)

All we have to go on in this article is a press release by her attorney and their side of the story.

Please note that this is a standard tactic to try to create a one-sided public narrative to then get people angry at "sexist" netjets when we don't know this is remotely the case.

People please. NEVER EVER EVER EVER make up your minds on a case by reading what amounts to a one-sided press release by the litigants. Public shaming to create pressure can often indicate a weak case that they're trying to get a quick payout by creating a PR situation.

We ran into this with the gal that claimed SAT was racist for her huge score gains.

We ran into this recently with the womens soccer team trying to equate winning or domestic attendance to overall soccer income. (They're now trying to get out of arbitration and have a trial instead which should tell people something.)

I hope the pilot in question gets her fair day in court and whatever is (or is not) owed to her.
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Old Today, 09:14 AM
 
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There can be a host of reasons they let her go instead of transferring her.

It could honestly be anything from her boss is a horrible person to they didn't want her working for them in any capacity (for a bunch of possible reasons.)

All we have to go on in this article is a press release by her attorney and their side of the story.

Please note that this is a standard tactic to try to create a one-sided public narrative to then get people angry at "sexist" netjets when we don't know this is remotely the case.

People please. NEVER EVER EVER EVER make up your minds on a case by reading what amounts to a one-sided press release by the litigants. Public shaming to create pressure can often indicate a weak case that they're trying to get a quick payout by creating a PR situation.

We ran into this with the gal that claimed SAT was racist for her huge score gains.

We ran into this recently with the womens soccer team trying to equate winning or domestic attendance to overall soccer income. (They're now trying to get out of arbitration and have a trial instead which should tell people something.)

I hope the pilot in question gets her fair day in court and whatever is (or is not) owed to her.
Regardless of the side one chooses, it is important to have the other side's version of events even if we only got the other side's story in one article. Now as far as which side is credible, that is another side.
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