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Pregnant NYC airport worker says fume concerns cost her job

October 29, 2018 - 5:24 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City airport worker with a high-risk pregnancy says she had to fight to get her job back after asking to be transferred to a job away from jet exhaust.

Symone Ellis tells Monday's Daily News that Global Elite Group answered the request by suspending her in July from her $13.50-per-hour job at Kennedy Airport.

Ellis says the lack of income forced her and her 6-year-old daughter out of their Queens apartment and into staying at a homeless shelter and with a friend.

Global Security finally returned Ellis to her job checking identification and directing air cargo after she complained to the city's Human Rights Commission.

Global Elite tells the Daily News that it values the health and wellbeing of employees and is cooperating with the commission's investigation.

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