Labor Dept. judge rules Delta retaliated against whistleblower pilot

A U.S. Department of Labor judge ruled that Delta Air Lines discriminated against a pilot who raised safety concerns by calling into question her psychiatric health. Pilot Karlene Petitt filed an Occupational Safety and Health Administration complaint against the airline in 2016. Petitt said that, after she submitted a report to managers about safety issues, Delta grounded her and referred her for a psychiatric examination by a company doctor who then diagnosed her with bipolar disorder. She was later determined to not suffer from bipolar disorder and, nearly two years after being put on paid …

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