Pilot Sues American Airlines Alleging Retaliation Under The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Lawrence Meadows, a former U.S. Air Force pilot, and 22 year veteran pilot of American Airlines, has filed a retaliation lawsuit Against American Airlines. The suit alleges American Airlines terminated him, two weeks after he engaged in protected whistle-blower activity and reported securities fraud violations under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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American terminated his employment and removed him from the pilot seniority list, just two weeks after he engaged in protected whistle-blower activity

Manhattan, NY and Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Airline pilot, Lawrence Meadows filed a federal whistle-blower lawsuit against American Airlines alleging retaliation. In that suit, he specifically alleges American terminated his employment and removed him from the pilot seniority list, just two weeks after he reported American's pilot disability cost savings program. (ALJ Case No. 2013-SOX-16).

Meadows retaliation lawsuit is set for federal trial beginning on August 18, 2014. In that suit, he is seeking make whole remedies of full back pay and benefits, reinstatement, and a reasonable accommodation to a non-flying position. In response, American Airlines recently has filed an objection seeking to extinguish all of Meadow's statutory claims, through its bankruptcy proceedings. (Case No. 11-15463-SHL). That objection is set for hearing on April 17, 2014, before the Honorable Judge Sean Lane, U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York.

Meadows is the Founder of the Disabled Airline Pilots Foundation - "Wings of Justice", whose purpose is enforce absolute individual statutory rights, and protect the pension and disability benefits of himself and other similarly situated disabled airline pilots.


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