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Race discrimination class action filed against United Airlines

A group of black United Airlines employees have sued the company for race discrimination. The employees allege that United Airlines utilizes uncontrolled subjective criteria to select applicants for promotions. The suit also alleges that United operates two tracks for the promotion of employees — one for minorities and one for non-minorities. These practices allegedly work to disproportionately deprive promotions to black employees.

“We have endured a habitual, longstanding pattern of discriminatory behavior at the hands of United Air Lines,” Terry Haynie, a United pilot said in a statement. United denies that it has discriminated against the plaintiffs and says it plans to fight the lawsuit.