WestJet Faces Potential Class-Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Workplace Harassment

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Westjet plane tails in Pearson International Airport, Toronto, June 2013. 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. | Roberto Machado Noa via Getty Images
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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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