Russia: Aeroflot flight attendants lose discrimination case after being branded 'old, fat and ugly'; plan to appeal

Author: Ben Chapman, The Independent, Published on: 20 June 2017

"Aeroflot flight attendants lose discrimination case after being branded 'old, fat and ugly'", 21 April 2017

A group of female flight attendants who say they were discriminated against after being deemed “old, fat and ugly” by Russia’s flagship airline has lost the first round of a legal battle with their employer. A Moscow court this week rejected a sex discrimination claim by Irina Ierusalimskaya against national carrier, Aeroflot, the BBC reported...She plans to appeal and another flight attendant, Yevgenia Magurina, is preparing her case...She said she was...removed from shifts on international flights because her clothes size was too big. Other crew members deemed too old or overweight were also moved, Ms Magurina claimed...In the recent court case, an Aeroflot official said every extra kilogramme meant spending an extra 800 roubles (£14) per year on fuel, according to the BBC.

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