Court in Moscow awards two flight attendants lost wages after finding that national carrier’s rules regarding employees’ ‘physical dimensions’ are at fault

Two Russian flight attendants have won a partial victory in their legal fight against Russian national carrier Aeroflot, which they accuse of gender discrimination.

A court in Moscow found that Aeroflot’s rules regarding the “physical dimensions” of its employees were at fault and ordered the company to compensate Evgenia Magurina, 42, and Irina Ierusalimskaya, 45, for the earnings they had lost after being taken off the airline’s more lucrative long-haul flights because they were a size 48 (a UK size 14) or larger.

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