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US flight crews ill-equipped for sexual harassment complaints

The issue was thrust into the spotlight this week when Alaska Airlines promised to investigate a complaint by Randi Zuckerberg

Alana Wise & Jonathan Allen | Reuters 

Many US flight attendants lack the training in how to deal with complaints of on-board sexual harassment, an industry union and Democratic lawmakers say, raising questions about whether airlines are prepared to protect passengers from predatory men. The issue was thrust into the spotlight this week when Alaska Airlines promised to investigate a complaint by Randi Zuckerberg, a Silicon Valley executive and sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, that a male passenger seated near her made lewd sexual remarks to her. Reuters could not independently verify Zuckerberg’s allegation. Alaska ...

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 01:05 IST
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