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Old 05-10-2010, 12:34 PM   #1
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As if Excess Baggage Fees aren't Enough

In March, an employment tribunal in Sydney, Australia, awarded pilot Bryan Griffin damages of $160,000 (Aus.) (U.S. equivalent, $208,000) because Qantas, for which he worked from 1966 to 1982, had allowed him to continue flying from 1979 to 1982 with depression and anxiety attacks that caused him nearly to deliberately crash his aircraft. As a result of continuing to work, he had several more episodes which exacerbated his condition (and, obviously, placed his passengers in jeopardy). [New Zealand Herald, 3-24-10]

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Old 05-10-2010, 12:49 PM   #2
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Umm shouldn't they be compensating the passengers for the risk they were put at? Not sure why he deserves any compensation, if he was suffering from said conditions why did he not get a medical certificate to be put on medical leave. Why is it the employers responsibility to know that an employee is depressed?


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Old 05-10-2010, 12:52 PM   #3
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Until 1982? Suing for stuff that happened almost 30 years ago? Shouldn't there be a statute of limitations on jackpot justice like this?
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