Russian Human Rights Council supports court ruling on discrimination in Aeroflot
MOSCOW, September 7 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights has supported a ruling of the Moscow City Court in favor of Aeroflot airline’s stewardess Irina Iyerusalimskaya over discrimination on the basis of clothing size, press-service of the Council states on Thursday.
Iyerusalimskaya has turned to court arguing against one of the Aeroflot’s provisions regulating appearance of the airline’s employees. The stewardess, along with her colleague Yevgeniya Magurina, said that in the summer of 2016 Aeroflot changed its policy. The airline allowed only stewardesses under age of 40 and wearing clothing no more than size of 46 to serve on routes abroad.
The Human Rights Commission followed these events. Head of the permanent commission on labor rights and social partnership Boris Kravchenko called the policy of prohibiting stewardesses to serve on the flights because of height or weight “the worst example of discrimination at workplace.”
Earlier, the court granted an appeal filed by Magurina as well.