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Multi-party sex discrimination against US airline

05 September 2009

We acted in a multi-party action for a group of flight attendants who were suspended without pay after refusing on their doctor's advice to work on long-distance flights while pregnant.  Their employer was a US airline.  The airline attempted to rely on the protection afforded by US law, but the Tribunal took the view that the employment relationship as a whole was much more closely connected to Britain and the flight attendants had been the victims of unlawful sex discrimination.