Was what he did creepy? In my opinion yes. Was it illegal? No.
If the matter is taken to the court, Delta won’t have a smoking gun to fire the guy. All he did was he took photos in public place with no faces showed in the picture while he was off duty. Nothing illegal about it.
What you don’t get it has NOTHING to do with illegal.
Delta pilots are unionized and work under a CBA.
It doesn’t go to court, it goes to the grievance procedure. A court would throw it out as he had to follow the CBA and grievance procedure which is under the Federal Law, the Railway Labor Act. Courts don’t have Jurisdiction.
And did you even read Delta’s policy?
They can fire him and it would be for Just Cause as anyone working under a CBA the company must follow Just Cause for termination.
He clearly was in violation.
He was in uniform, he was either using jumpseat privileges or pass riding, both are Benefits he gets working for Delta.
The policy clearly says on or off duty.
Many “Karen’s and Ken’s” have been fired for their behavior off the job which weren’t illegal acts.
I can’t believe people defending him.
What would you do if that was your wife, mother, sister or girlfriend?
He clearly hid the phone under his Kindle while taking inappropriate pictures.
I was a union rep for 20 years at US Airways, I’ve seen people be terminated for less. He clearly violated Delta’s policy.
Even spoke to two Delta FAs and they wouldn’t want to work with that pilot and they both said Delta would take action up to termination.
Read this again.
And here is their full policy and it states on or off duty. https://s2.q4cdn.com/181345880/files/do ... 282016.pdf