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Mandalena Lewis, Former WestJet Flight Attendant, Launches Class-Action Lawsuit

04/04/2016 08:22 EDT | Updated 04/04/2016 08:59 EDT
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PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2016/02/01: Westjet Boeing 737-800 at Pearson International Airport ready to be boarded by passengers. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)

VANCOUVER — A former WestJet flight attendant has launched a second lawsuit against the airline, alleging it doesn't provide a harassment-free workplace for its female employees.

Mandalena Lewis filed documents in British Columbia Supreme Court today, asking that the case be granted class-action status on behalf of all WestJet female flight attendants.

Lewis originally launched a lawsuit against WestJet earlier this year over allegations the airline didn't take proper action after she reported being sexually assaulted by a pilot while on a stopover in Hawaii.

Lewis says in a statement she decided to file a class-action case after other women came to her with stories of harassment.

She says their stories include everything from sexist jokes to unwelcome physical contact.

A spokeswoman for WestJet says the company hasn't yet been served with the notice of claim so it is not in a position to comment.

None of the allegations made in the court documents have been proven in court.

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