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Court orders Russian airline Aeroflot to allow plus size stewardesses

Court orders Russian airline Aeroflot to allow plus size stewardesses

(Pravda.ru) – The Moscow City Court ordered Aeroflot to abolish internal company rules, according to which the salary of company’s stewardesses depends on their clothing size.

A stewardess, who worked for Aeroflot, sued Russia’s major airline for discriminating rules, RBC reports.

The woman sought a raise to her salary and 100,000 rubles ($1,700) in compensation for moral damage. The woman won the suit: she received her raise, but was paid only 5,000 rubles ($84) in compensation.

Aeroflot was satisfied with the decision of the court, but it remains unclear how the airline is going to change its rules now.

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According to Aeroflot rules, flight attendants are supposed to wear sizes within the range of 42-48.

Officials with the airline said that every “excessive” kilogram of flight attendants’ weight costs the company 759 rubles ($13) a year. Excess weight can also become a problem for the evacuation of passengers, Aeroflot representatives claimed.

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