Delta employees sue Lands' End alleging uniforms caused health issues

Delta employees sue Lands' End alleging uniforms made them sick(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- Hundreds of employees of Delta Air Lines are suing the Wisconsin-based clothing manufacturer Lands’ End, alleging that the uniforms they were provided are leading to health issues.

Two class action lawsuits allege that the uniforms, created by fashion designer Zac Posen, have caused numerous people to break out into skin rashes, suffer hair loss, experience low white blood cell counts and other issues, according to federal court documents.

The suit also alleges that tests done by workers found unacceptably high levels of chemicals and heavy metals - including formaldehyde and mercury.

Delta employees have been required to wear the Lands’ End-made uniforms since May of 2018.

Delta, meanwhile, says it tested the uniforms and found them to be safe to wear.

The first lawsuit against the airline was filed last October, and a second filed in federal court in Madison, Wis. on Tuesday.

NBC15 reached out to Lands' End for comment on Friday. They said they cannot comment on pending litigation.