Hong Kong-based BA female cabin crew seek UK tribunal on retirement rights

A number of British Airways female cabin crew have claimed that their employer’s policy of forcing retirement upon Hong Kong-based employees at age 45 is discriminatory on grounds of both age and race.

They have asked a London employment appeal tribunal to have the case heard in Britain.

According to a report on the Mirror website, the workers who are based in Hong Kong but work for BA want their rights as employees to fall in line with those of their UK-based colleagues, who are permitted by the airline to retire at age 60.

They have the backing of the union Unite.

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