Delta Workers Sue Over ‘Toxic’ New Uniforms

Staff Report | DFW Newsflash | January 2020

Delta airline employees are claiming in a new lawsuit that their “toxic” new uniforms are causing a number of health complications and “severe emotional distress.”

According to the suit, the workers, say the uniforms designed by Land’s End, contain “excessive allergen and sensitizing properties.” Several employees have reported health problems such as respiratory distress, chest tightness, breathing difficulties, itchy skin, rashes, boils hives and bruising. Employees also claim they’ve suffered from hair loss, migraines, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, anaphylactic-type symptoms and auto-immune conditions.

The new uniforms were issues on May 29, 2018 and are worn by about 64,000 workers — including 24,000 flight attendants. The Delta workers are now suing Lands’ End for negligence, strict design defect, failure to warn and other claims and calling on the company to recall the uniforms.

Lands’ End did not reply when asked for comment.