Vueling fined for ‘sexist’ dress code standards for female crew

Spain based IAG-owned airline Vueling was hit with a $30,000 fine for dress code discrimination.

Catalonia authorities said the airline’s dress code requirements for female cabin crew were discriminatory.

Vueling required flight attendants to wear high heels between up to three inches and specified certain facial grooming standards such as type of makeup.

The case was first brought by the Stavla union which represents flight attendants.

It described the policy as sexist.

The female grooming standards banned ‘excessively long’ eyelashes and mandated the colour of eyeliner and mascara.

Male crew were only required to have a ‘clean and neat appearance.’

It is the first fine of its kind imposed on an airline in Spain.

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