There are calls for the CEO of WestJet to resign after a former flight attendant claimed the airline failed to take proper action after she reported an alleged sexual assault by a pilot.
Mandalena Lewis launched a lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court this week alleging an unnamed WestJet pilot pulled her onto a hotel bed and proceeded to kiss and grope her during a stopover in Hawaii in January 2010.
Lewis alleges the WestJet changed her work schedule to avoid overlap with the pilot and instructed her to keep quiet.
Now an international watchdog group called Sum of Us has launched an online petition with more than 12-thousand signatures calling for the resignation of WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky.
It claims Saretsky failed to provide a workplace where claims of sexual assault are adequately investigated and employees are protected.
None of the allegations has been proven in court.