We recently considered the lawfulness of BA's threat to withdraw discounted travel perks from its striking employees. The saga continues, with recent reports that a group of 75 flight attendants based in Scotland, Ireland and mainland Europe are suing the airline for race discrimination. They claim that the removal of the perks discriminates indirectly against them, as they use the scheme to commute to and from Heathrow airport. The loss of the perk (which equates to a 90% discount on full fare) has had a severe financial impact.

BA has said that it totally rejects the claims of discrimination and will defend any claim vigorously.