Flight attendant suing Qantas

first_imgA trainee flight attendant is taking legal action against Qantas over an unfair dismissal claim. Jessie Holgersson, was completing her second training exercise aboard the Boeing 747 that suffered an engine blowout on 5 November this year. Ms Holgersson said her contract was terminated after she objected to waiting more than 24 hours for psychological debriefing, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The ordeal was overwhelming for the twenty five year-old novice flight attendant. “When you’re on your second flight ever and you see flame out your window, it’s a little bit disturbing to say the least,” she said. Qantas said Ms Holgersson was never a direct employee of the airline and was being assessed for possible employment with one of their UK subsidiaries. “Based on her behaviours during the training phase, the decision was made not to offer her employment,” a spokesperson for Qantas said. The airline was adamant regarding their stance on counselling.“All cabin crew including any in training were provided with immediate and appropriate support,” said Qantas. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more