Delta Airlines employees sue Lands' End over uniforms

Published: May. 30, 2019 at 10:53 PM CDT
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Two employees with Delta Airlines are taking Wisconsin-based Lands' End to court, claiming the uniforms the company made caused serious health issues.

In a class action complaint filed in New York federal court on May 22, two Delta employees stated the Lands' End "Passport Plum" uniforms caused severe skin rashes, headaches, fatigue, breathing difficulties, hair loss, low white blood cell counts and nausea. The complaint also alleges the purple dye used in the uniforms bleeds out and can stain other garments, causing permanent stains.

Lands' End began producing "Passport Plum" uniforms for Delta Airlines in May 2018. According to federal court documents, 24,000 flight attendants and 40,000 gate agents are required to wear the uniforms while on the job.

The c;ass action complaint seeks at least $5 million dollars from Lands’ End for negligence. NBC15 has reached out to Lands' End for a statement in regards to the lawsuit but have not heard from the company.