Back in 2017, Southwest airlines fired flight attendant Charlene Carter after she posted about abortion on social media.
Carter criticized her union’s President, Audrey Stone, for attending the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. – The Women’s March received funding from Planned Parenthood.
Carter posted on Facebook at the time:
“This is what you supported during your paid leave with others at the Women’s March in D.C.,” Carter wrote in one Facebook message to Stone, according to the lawsuit. “… You truly are despicable in so many ways.”
She sued and has now won. She was awarded $5 million from a federal jury in Texas.
Carter celebrated the ruling calling it “a victory for freedom of speech and religious beliefs.”
A federal jury in Texas has awarded a former Southwest flight attendant more than $5 million after the airline fired her over her stance on abortion in a lawsuit dating back to 2017.
The reward in combined compensatory and punitive damages comes after the Transportation Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 556 union and Southwest fired Charlene Carter for her religious stance on abortion, which she publicized on social media.
“Today is a victory for freedom of speech and religious beliefs. Flight attendants should have a voice and nobody should be able to retaliate against a flight attendant for engaging in protected speech against her union,” Carter told FOX Business in a Friday statement. “I am so humbled and thankful for today’s decision and for everyone who’s supported me these past five years, including the National Right to Work Foundation.”
Another loss for woke companies!