British Airways Pregnancy Dispute

It has been announced that British Airways will be obliged to pay £2.3 million after losing its three-year long battle with more than 500 members of its cabin crew.  The female employees have been fighting for compensation because the airline effectively cut their pay when they were obliged to switch to ground duties whilst pregnant.

British Airways’ mistake was to fail to pay grounded crew members the same allowances that they received on flying duties.  The pay-out will compensate the women for the loss of pay.  BA employes 13,5oo cabin crew of whom 600 could be pregnant at any one time.

A spokesperson for British Airway commented, “We are pleased to have reached a solution and we have been working positively with the unions to protect pay levels for pregnant staff”.

For further information on risk assessments during pregnancy please contact our free legal helpline on [phone number].  Your call will be answered by a legally qualified advisor and will be treated in the strictest confidence.