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Indirect discrimination ’up in the air’

01-11-2016

An employment tribunal has held that easyJet’s roster practices were indirectly discriminatory towards two breastfeeding employees on the grounds of sex. This arose through easyJet’s refusal to allow the employees (who were crew members) to have bespoke roster arrangements. The employees had requested not to be rostered for shifts longer than eight hours.

The tribunal awarded compensation and made recommendations.

McFarlane and another v easyJet Airline Company Ltd ET/1401496/15 & ET/3401933/15.


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