Delta Air Lines flight attendants complain that new uniforms introduced last year cause allergic reactions, including rashes and breathing problems.
Two employees think that the problems are so bad that they have started legal action against the uniform manufacturer Lands & # 39; End.
Gwyneth Gilbert, from Sandy Springs, Georgia, and Monica DeCrescentis from New York have filed a proposed class action against the retailer.
Gwyneth Gilbert, from Sandy Springs, Georgia, (pictured above in the court case) claims that the new uniform caused the rash in her neck
The lawsuit claims that when Gilbert (pictured above) wore her Delta Plum dress, she also suffered from a sore throat, headache, body aches, and fatigue.
In the lawsuit, Gilbert claims that the two dresses, pants, and sweaters she wore from the new line of uniforms, designed by top designer Zac Posen, gave her skin irritations and rashes.
Gilbert is pictured in the court case with a red rash on her neck.
The lawsuit also claims that when Gilbert wore Plum's dress, she experienced a sore throat, headaches, body aches and fatigue. It adds & # 39; she had these symptoms every time she was wearing a flight in the uniform. & # 39;
Another photo shows Gilbert with patch tests on her back. A dermatologist concluded that she was & # 39; very allergic to the disperse dyes and formaldehyde in the & # 39; uniform, said the lawsuit
She also claims that the dye in the clothes passes to the skin, as does her sheets and towels.
Neither Delta nor Posen are mentioned in the series.
Another photo shows Gilbert with patch tests on her back.
& # 39; On March 1, 2019, the dermatologist concluded that the patch is testing for mrs. With her Uniform, Gilbert argued that she is … very allergic to the & # 39; disperse colorants & formaldehyde in the uniform. The dermatologist advised replacing her uniform, & # 39; the suit claims.
Delta Air Lines is organizing their Uniform Launch celebration in Atlanta, Minneapolis and Los Angeles on Tuesday 29 May 2018. The style of the uniform was designed by top designer Zac Posen (photo left). Neither Delta nor Posen are mentioned in the series
Gilbert was placed on short-term invalidity leave according to the lawsuit and returned to work with a black trouser suit and white blouse, which did not cause her any problems.
DeCrescentis claims similar skin irritations, headaches and a low white blood cell count that she attributes to wearing the new uniform in the past year.
& Ms DeCrescentis has also experienced problems with dye transfer, both on her body and her belongings, including her sheets and towels, tights, white robes, white T-shirt, bright hangars and her bathtub, & # 39; sets the suit.
Photos of a colored bath and sheets are also shown in the suit that claims that the dye is soaked in towels and sheets
The plaintiffs claim negligence on the part of Lands & # 39; End, as well as design errors, manufacturing errors and other claims.
The suit requires certification for a collective action, as well as compensation and costs.
Other employees have spoken NBC10 Boston about circumstances that they think are caused by the uniform.
& # 39; I experienced breathing problems & # 39 ;, an employee Alex told NBC10 Boston. & # 39; My nose ran all the time. I was coughing and tired. & # 39;
Another Delta employee, Jordan, said to the station: & I pulled my mock turtleneck at work, tried to get some air, and I just couldn't get it and my hair fell out. & # 39;
The airline unveiled its new uniform line for its employees last May.
"Although fewer than one percent of employees in the new uniform program have reported problems, Delta takes this very seriously and works directly with employees on solutions that meet their individual needs," Delta said in a statement .
The airline unveiled its new line of uniforms (photo above) for its employees last May
Posen told The Hollywood Reporter when his team attended 80 employee focus groups and made more than 150 changes to the uniforms based on feedback.
& # 39; I wanted to bring glamor back to the runway and to 30,000 feet & # 39 ;, Posen said.
Delta issued a statement to DailyMail.com and stressed that & # 39; of the 64,000 employees who wear the new designs introduced a year ago, fewer than 1 percent report any response. & # 39;
& # 39; Safety is paramount in everything we do and the uniform program was no exception, & # 39; was the statement.
& # 39; Since we started redesigning the uniform three years ago, we have deliberately tried to ensure the commitment and transparency of employees at every step of the way. We want our employees to be able to wear the new clothing safely and with pride.
& # 39; To strengthen this commitment, Delta actively sought input from employees and carried out wear testing, allergen testing and dye testing.
Delta stewardess, Gwyneth Gilbert, who has taken legal action against Lands & # 39; End, who has produced the new uniforms
& # 39; Although Delta and Lands & # 39; End conducted in-depth tests during every step of development, a small number of employees have reported skin irritations.
& # 39; Although fewer than one percent of employees in the new uniform program have reported problems, Delta takes this very seriously and works directly with employees on solutions that meet their individual needs & # 39 ;, concluded the statement.
DailyMail.com has reached Lands & # 39; End and is awaiting comment.
This is not the first time that flight attendant uniforms have been criticized by employees for causing allergic reactions.
Jazton Kennedy, an American airline stewardess, has made accusations about her American Airlines uniform
Kennedy posted photos on Facebook, claiming that uniforms caused AA rudders of the flight with rashes
In 2017 the Fort Worth Star Telegram reported that thousands of American refugee response stewards had reported on their new uniform, with some complaining about & # 39; rash, hives, migraine, respiratory problems and thyroid problems & # 39 ;.
In April, an employee, Jazton Kennedy, a Dallas-Fort Worth-based stewardess, accused the company on Facebook of not recalling the chemically-charged uniform & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I am not wearing it, but I am responding to the proximity of crew members who wear it. "I'm scared to death of what the long-term effects of cadmium, formaldehyde and pesticides on my workplace have affected my health," said Kennedy on Facebook.
Kennedy has posted photos that, according to her, are from AA employees with rashes and pimples.
DailyMail.com has contacted American Airlines. A spokesperson says they are investigating the issue.
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