easyJet fined for discrimination
Last week a French court fined easyJet 60,000 euros for discrimination after refusing to let a partially paralysed woman fly unaccompanied.
The incident involved a 65-year-old woman who is paralysed on one side, who was prevented by easyJet from travelling from Paris to Portugal in October 2009 because she was unaccompanied.
She then bought a ticket with another airline and filed a suit for discrimination upon her return.
This is the second such fine the company has received in France this year fine. In February, the carrier was fined 50,000 euros (over $A72,000) for having forced a disabled woman off a flight.
In that case easyJet was fined for forcing a wheelchair-bound woman off a flight in March 2010 on the same grounds with Cabin crew telling the 39-year-old that she could not travel alone because she could not reach an emergency exit without assistance.
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