French Court Fines EasyJet for Disabled Discrimination


A French court on Monday upheld a 70,000-euro ($95,000) fine imposed on low-cost airline EasyJet for refusing to allow three wheelchair-bound passengers to board its planes.

The airline had appealed the initial ruling delivered a year ago but the Paris court rejected the bid.

The three passengers were barred from three EasyJet flights at Paris's Roissy-Charles de Gaulle hub between November 2008 and January 2009.

The British-based company said it was in compliance with British and European law when it refused to let the unaccompanied disabled passengers board for security reasons.

The court also upheld the order for the airline to pay each of the disabled people 2,000 euros in compensation.

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Missing phillipo 05 February 2013, 18:52

How can they possibly be guilty if they are operating in compliance with British and European law, or is this just another example of how the French just ignore European law when it suits them.