Seniority jeopardized

Asked 9 months ago - Houston, TX

We are airline crews,are regal alian with permanent residency status. When we were hired by company, our seniortiy was jeopardized. It got over rode by US passport holders. Foreign citizens new hire had to obtain foreign visas to be available to fly any country they serve. However,only for foreign passport holders were temporary held as in-active status and lost seniortity mean while. Everything goes by seniorty order in airline but US citizen crews who actually got hired after us are in higher seniorty and totally not fair. Isn't it discrimination for not being US citizen and against EEOC? Almost all foreign passport holders were slettled this way by company. Union does not even deal with us.

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  1. Karin Wolman

    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . This is an employment discrimination question, not an immigration question.

    This is general information only. It is not intended as a substitute for legal advice, and does not create an... more
  2. Natalie Rebecca Lynch

    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . This question is way outside the scope of this forum. First of all, it may or may not be discrimination. Ability to travel to certain countries because of US citizenship could very well be a legitimate requirement for this job. Second, you are probably represented by a union and need to use them as a tool to resolution. Third, this is a class-action type issue and cannot properly be handled within Avvo.

  3. Wendy Rebecca Barlow

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . You need to pose your question to an attorney who specializes in labor/employment law.

    The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed... more

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