Qantas Staff Consider Filing Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Airline Failed to Protect Them Against Coronavirus

Qantas staff are exploring options, including a class action alleging the airline failed to adequately protect them against Covid 19, after more than 59 employees became infected along with some family members.

The Flight Attendants’ Association of Australia has begun exploring possible legal avenues for staff, amid deep dissatisfaction about the way in which Qantas has handled what they say are the risks, particularly to cabin crew.

“Our members have asked us to explore what options are available to them,” vice president of the FAAA, Bruce Roberts, told Guardian Australia.