Philippines: Retired female flight attendants win gender discrimination lawsuit against Philippines Airlines

Author: Inquirer (Philippines), Published on: 12 June 2015

"Retired female flight attendants win gender discrimination suit vs PAL", 11 June 2015

After 11 years of legal ping pong, retired female flight attendants of Philippine Airlines (PAL) won their gender discrimination case against the flag carrier following a favorable decision by a Makati regional trial court...Judge Winlove Dumayas of Makati RTC Branch 39 ruled in favor of several female flight attendants of the Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (Fasap), declaring as “null and void” a discriminatory provision of the 2000-2005 PAL-Fasap collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The said provision set a compulsory retirement age of 55 for females, five years earlier than the mandatory retirement age of 60 for male flight attendants. In addition to violations in the labor code, the decision said PAL violated Section 14, Article II of the 1987 Constitution, which stated that “the State recognizes the role of women in nation-building and shall ensure the fundamental equality before the law of women and men.”

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