I am a flight attendant. I was videotaped by a passenger while I was pouring company wine into a container. Can they fire me for this?

Ann Kiernan replies:

Generally, an employer is entitled to take disciplinary action if the information it uses to make that decision is reliable. If the passenger’s video clearly shows you violating an airline policy, then you should be prepared to take the consequences. If you are represented by a union, please make sure to ask them for advice and help in challenging any discipline.

Posted 03-14-2018

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