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[PDF] Hoffmann v South African Airways - Explanatory Note

Author: Constitutional Court of South Africa, Published on: 28 September 2000

This appeal from the Witwatersrand High Court concerns the constitutionality of South African Airways’ practice of not employing people living with HIV as cabin attendants. That happened to Mr Hoffmann and he challenged the constitutionality of the policy in the High Court. SAA defended its policy as promoting the safety and health of its passengers…The High Court upheld SAA’s defence. In a unanimous decision…the Constitutional Court held that SAA had infringed Mr Hoffmann’s constitutional right not to be unfairly discriminated against… The Constitutional Court upheld the appeal and set aside the decision of the High Court…

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Related companies: South African Airways