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Russian flight attendant sues airline Aeroflot for discrimination over looks

The complainant has claimed that she has been sidelined in an apparent drive to make the cabin crew younger and more physically attractive.

world Updated: Aug 22, 2017 16:50 IST
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Aeroflot flight attendant Yevgeniya Magurina is reflected in a mirror as she shows her uniform, outside Moscow on August 3.(AP File Photo)

A Moscow court postponed a hearing on Tuesday in the case of a flight attendant who is suing Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot. She says she was taken off sought- after long-haul international flights because of her looks.

Moscow City Court said that the hearing would now be held on September 6 over Yevgeniya Magurina’s claim that she has been sidelined in an apparent drive to make the cabin crew younger and more physically attractive.

Aeroflot has denied her claims.

Magurina submitted pay slips showing that she stopped receiving bonus pay, roughly 20 percent of her salary, after she asked for a larger-sized uniform, and that she was no longer assigned the role of senior steward.

Magurina is seeking $8,500 in damages and wants the court to rule that the company’s regulations on clothing sizes are discriminatory.

First Published: Aug 22, 2017 16:49 IST