BA plan to withdraw striking cabin crew’s perks open to legal challenge

British Airways has been warned that it could face legal action if it tries to remove the travel perks of cabin crew who took part in the recent strikes according to one employment law specialist.

The action could be viewed as unlawful and in breach of duty if it was to penalise cabin crew members who took part in the three-day strike.

James Tait, employment lawyer at Browne Jacobson, said: “Retracting non contractual benefits in this way could give rise to action, depending on how it is done.

“Employers owe all of their employees the well-known duty of trust and confidence.

“It could be argued that taking benefits away for disagreeing with their employer is seen as a breach of this duty.”

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