United Airlines forced one of their female passangers to move because two Pakistani men refused to be seated next to a woman. The woman, Mary Campos is speaking out claiming that she was discriminated against for being female. PLEASE TAKE NATIONAL POLLS AND PETITIONS. YOUR OPINION MATTERS Results Are Sent To Congress - Let Congress Hear Your Voice
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Mary Campos was leaving California on a plane bound for Houston when a member of the gate staff reportedly informed her that her pre-booked seat had been changed.
“I don’t know how to tell you this,” he said.
He then explained that due to the two passengers’ “cultural beliefs”, they could not sit next to or talk to a woman. The men were described as Pakistani monks by Campos, and were reportedly wearing long orange shirts. No other information was available on the men’s ethnicity or religion.
They could also not be served by female staff, she was told.
Campos, a senior consultant in the oil and gas industry from Coto de Caza, told CBS that she was “shocked”, but had no choice but to take her new seat.
In a letter to United Airlines, she wrote: “What if I were handicapped or transgender? What if your entire crew were female? Any belief that prevents individuals from interacting with females should not travel on commercial aircraft.”
The airline responded to say they would look into the matter.
In a statement, the airlines wrote: “We regret that Campos was unhappy with the handling of the seat assignments on her flight.
“United holds its employees to the highest standards of professionalism and has zero tolerance for discrimination.”
Campos said she did not want to sue the airline, but insisted that they apologize to every woman on the plane, including staff.
“I thought I lived in a culture where females were equal to men,” she said.
She also wanted the company to change their policy to protect women’s rights.