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Old 28th Mar 2015, 15:04
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JetBlue Pilot Sues Airline

So in the midst of all of the discussions of mental stability of pilots occurring not only here at PPRuNe, but across every form of media, there is this.

"JetBlue Pilot Who Caused Flight Diversion Sues Airline": JetBlue Pilot Who Caused Flight Diversion Sues Airline - Bloomberg Business

The implication is that if you are a pilot and have an emotional or mental issue, the airline is responsible for not recognizing it. At the same time, I am sure if the airline had grounded him, a lawsuit for violating his right to work would have been filed. In Europe, where privacy laws are much stronger than here in US, this quickly turns into a legal quagmire. The result will be an industry trying to make legally prudent decisions as opposed to common sense decisions. Is there any industry the lawyers can't screw up???
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 15:07
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In a word.....No.
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 18:27
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Judging from this law suit, his condition has not improved.
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 20:12
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Perhaps the passengers on said flight could sue him directly?
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 21:33
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Bad timing on his part. Not a lot of sympathy in the near future for pilots with emtional problems. While I think the public will expect airlines to take more care their primary concern will be to keep emotionally unstable pilots out of the cockpit.

In Canada last night they aired an episode of "Mayday" about a suicide crash caused by a fired airline employee. I'm a little surprised they didn't switch it for another episode in the circumstances but then they are about television, not air travel.
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 22:01
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If the guy wants to blame somebody it should be himself, it is his duty to inform his employer of any health concerns..... idiot !!!!

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Old 28th Mar 2015, 22:16
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If the guy wants to blame somebody it should be himself, it is his duty to inform his employer of any health concerns..... idiot !!!!
Wot?!?! You mean be responsible for yourself? Preposterous!
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 13:31
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bung him in a mental hospital, find against him, award damages and costs against his bloodsucking lawyer.(the latter should be struck off his "professional" register.
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