Former Delta Airlines attendant Leondra Taylor is suing the company for firing her for sharing an anti-Trump meme on Facebook.
The complaint alleges that Taylor was fired in April 2020 after sharing a photo on Facebook featuring President Trump in a Ku Klux Klan hood while debating with Joe Biden, with the moderator saying:
“Thank you, Mr. President, for wearing your mask.”
Delta claimed that the image was “racially motivated” and that it violated the company’s social media policy.
According to the lawsuit, the termination violated Taylor’s civil rights. It also accuses Delta of unlawfully retaliating against Taylor. She claims that the company monitored her social media after she helped another attendant who was fired for similar reasons.
We obtained a copy of the lawsuit for you here.
A Delta spokesperson said: “When Delta employees intermix Delta’s brand with conduct or content that does not reflect our values of professionalism, inclusion, and respect, that conduct can result in discipline or termination.
“While personnel issues are considered private between Delta and its employees, the circumstances described by our former employee are not an accurate or complete explanation of the company’s termination decision.”