Southwest Airlines is getting sued by one of its flight attendants for violating employee and passenger privacy. CNN explains that the flight attendant, Renee Steinaker, caught pilots live streaming video from the plane’s bathroom on an iPad. She saw this after going into the cockpit so one of the pilots could use the restroom, as company policy requires.
When confronted about the video, the pilot said that it is “a new security and top-secret security measure that has been installed in the lavatories of all Southwest Airlines’ 737-800 planes.” He also added that the cameras were on the “down low.”
Steinaker is claiming she has a picture of the incident. She is also saying that since everything happened, she has been silenced and intimidated by the airline, been randomly drug tested multiple times, and has had numerous audits.
Southwest denies that the pilots, Terry Graham and Ryan Russell, intentionally invaded anyone’s privacy. They also made a statement saying, “The safety and security of our employees and customers is Southwest’s uncompromising priority. As such, Southwest does not place cameras in the lavatories of our aircraft.”