A viral rumour claiming five Emirates employees committed suicide sent social media into a frenzy, prompting Emirates to respond it’s untrue and advising followers not to spread false information.
Employee suicide rumours
It doesn’t look like things are flying better with Emirates of late, having to deal with a flurry of social media posts claiming five of its employees committed suicide in the aftermath of layoffs due to the state of the aviation industry. The rumour got picked up by a few aviation industry media outlets, making the Dubai-based airline issue a response rubbishing the rumours. They “confirm that the news is untrue” and call upon the public “not to spread rumours.”
Emirates “doing everything possible to protect” employees
Given the size of the homegrown airline’s workforce, the redundancy repercussions aren’t easy to deal with. An Emirates spokesperson told Gulf News “deeply regret” dismissing its employees and the situation is “not one that we took lightly.” They’re dealing with impacted employees “with fairness and respect,” offering them “all possible support.”
Photograph credit: Emirates
Recently, an Emirates Airline employee residing in Ajman was reported missing after she left her phone at home and Ajman Police found her after 20 hours.
(Featured photograph credit: Emirates)