Food allergy civil rights attorney Mary Vargas discusses the details of her clients’ food allergy complaints against American Airlines.
This week Mary and Host Sue review the complaint filed by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) with the U.S. Department of Transportation. This complaint calls American Airlines’ written allergy policy, which refuses pre-boarding of anyone with a food allergy, to be both discriminatory and an Air Carrier Access Act violation. Vargas also shares information on filing a complaint if you or your food allergy child have been discriminated against by American Airlines.
They also share another complaint filed by Varga’s clients – the MacKenzie family. This complaint, filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation as well, is a result of the airline’s refusal to allow the Mackenzie’s to preboard in order to wipe down their food allergic child’s seating area.
Vargas and Webb take it one step further and discuss food allergies as a disability and what rights those with food allergies have in school, work and public places.