Delta workers file lawsuits claiming uniforms causing medical problems

Delta workers file lawsuits claiming uniforms causing medical problems

Hundreds of Delta Air Lines employees are suing Wisconsin-based clothing company Lands' End, claiming uniforms made by the company have caused serious health problems.

The first class-action lawsuit was filed in October, and the second was filed Tuesday in Madison, Wis., the Wisconsin State Journal reported on Friday.

The filings allege that the uniforms — unveiled in May 2018 — caused multiple Delta employees to suffer from a variety of health problems, including skin rashes, hair loss, low white blood cell counts, migraines and breathing difficulties.

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Additionally, the lawsuits say that Lands' End was negligent and failed to recall the uniforms when the issues began to surface.

According to the lawsuits, the health problems allegedly stemmed from the chemicals and finishes used on the high-stretch, wrinkle-resistant, stain-resistant, waterproof and anti-static uniforms.

More than 500 current Delta employees are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed this week, the State Journal reported. The initial lawsuit was made to include flight attendants, customer service agents, ramp agents or anyone else required to wear uniforms with a dye called Passport Plum.

Lands' End spokeswoman Tricia Dudley declined to comment to both The Associated Press and the Wisconsin State Journal, citing the ongoing litigation.