Flight Attendant Wins Discrimination Case Against Aeroflot

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has ruled in favor of a flight attendant who claimed Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot took her off long-haul international flights because of her physical appearance.

The Moscow City Court on Wednesday overturned a ruling by a district court that had rejected Yevgeniya Magurina’s claim that she was sidelined as part of Aeroflot’s drive to make its cabin crews more attractive.

Aeroflot has denied her claims.

Magurina submitted pay slips showing that she stopped receiving bonus pay after she asked for a larger-sized uniform. She says she also no longer was assigned the role of senior steward.

Her legal action brought both support and condemnation, putting the spotlight on how women in modern Russia still are often judged on their looks.

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