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Warning: trigger alert — this may be very difficult to read as the content refers to sexual assault.

WestJet is trying to get a class action lawsuit stricken that could blow the lid off of a massive sexual assault scandal at the airline. 

The lawsuit is being heard in just 2 days -- and we want to make sure these brave flight attendants speaking out know we have their back. 

Will you add your name now to the petition calling on
 WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky to resign?

Sign the petition

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In just 2 days, a former WestJet flight attendant who sued her employer for failing to protect her... from sexual harassment at work, is heading to court because WestJet is trying to get her class action case dismissed.

WestJet is trying to say the courts aren't the proper avenue for allegations of sexual assault to be heard -- even though the company failed to create a safe work environment for employees and then fired those that spoke out. This is absurd. 

WestJet needs to be held accountable for failing to protect dozens of women at work in what is looming into a major scandal at the company. Before the case is heard, we're trying to get to 35,000 signatures on our petition to deliver at the BC Supreme Court. Will you add your name to the petition now?

Sign the petition to WestJet now: your CEO must resign for failing to create a safe work environment for women.

WestJet’s CEO Gregg Saretsky admitted that the company’s highest levels of leadership knew about the initial allegations. That means there’s no way he couldn’t be aware of what was going on under his watch. It is the CEO’s job to create a workplace culture where sexual assault is taken seriously. Tragically, this wasn’t the case at WestJet, and Gregg Saretsky needs to step down.

Already, since the campaign launched, dozens of women have come forward with allegations of sexual assault at WestJet. And unfortunately, there are even more women who haven’t yet spoken out.

Nearly 30,000 of us have already signed onto a petition demanding CEO Gregg Saretsky’s resignation, and our campaign, together with Mandalena Lewis’ brave lawsuit, were covered across the country from the CBC, to the Globe and Mail, CTV, Global News, the Canadian Press and more. We were even the headline story on The National. 

Together we went to company’s AGM and made sure investors and executives know there are serious consequences for the CEO of a company that fails to protect the safety of its employees. We presented a powerful letter from SumOfUs members that are WestJet shareholders disputing the re-appointment of Greg Saretsky as the company’s CEO.

WestJet is incredibly vulnerable to public opinion, and with the #MeToo movement and Weinstein scandal all over the news, this is a prime moment to force WestJet to take responsibility for its actions.

Click here to sign the petition now calling on WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky immediately step down and ensure allegations of sexual assault are thoroughly investigated.

Right now, we are in a powerful moment in history where sexual abuse is being called out and condemned across entire industries. Corporate executives at companies like Netflix, Amazon, WestJet and others have claimed over and over they had no idea how pervasive sexual harassment and assault were in their workplaces. But here's the thing: they knew. And they did nothing about it. Now, we're going to hold them accountable for it. 

Part of the way that we change the prevalence and cultural acceptance of sexual workplace violence is by ensuring there are real consequences for those that perpetrate it and those that allow it to continue unchecked. 

Onward,
Emma and the rest of the team

P.S. If this email was triggering to read, here is a link to some resources you can access for support. You don’t have to be alone. 



More Information:

Ex-West Jetter's #MeToo class action harassment suit back in court, Metro News, November 1 2017.
CBC The National, March 7, 2016 (we’re the leading story!)  
CBC News Vancouver. March 4, 2016 (we’re the leading story!)
Petition calls for resignation of WestJet’s CEO, Global News, March 4 2016. 

   

 

 


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