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JetBlue age discrimination case moves forward

The 2nd Circuit appeals court reinstated the age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against a JetBlue Airways boss who allegedly created a hostile work environment for women and older employees.  A district court had previously ruled in favor of JetBlue, but the appeals court has allowed the case to proceed.

Diane Gorzynski, a 64-year-old former JetBlue customer service manager, accused the Buffalo International Airport’s general manager, James Celeste of making sexually inappropriate comments and favoring younger employees.

The lawsuit claims that Celeste asked an employee if she had “gotten enough loving” during the weekend and that he talked to coworkers about sucking on the breasts of a well-endowed passenger.  Celeste also allegedly announced over the loudspeaker that Gorzynski had been a table dancer before she joined JetBlue.

Gorzynski alleges that Celeste showed preference for younger workers and often let them get away with airline policy violations that older employees would be disciplined for.

Gorzynski claims that she was fired because of her age and in retaliation for complaining about race, gender, and age discrimination at JetBlue.

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