Lawson v Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Reinstatement

The claimant is a pilot and joined the respondent in June 1998.  The issue leading to the proceedings was regarded as the ‘Hong Kong incident’ which occurred in September 2015.   The claimant was one of three pilots on board.   The claimant was familiar with the route and, as the flight takes 11 hours, the three pilots would take turns to have rest away from the flight deck.  Two pilots would thus remain on the flight deck. 

At London Heathrow the two other pilots advised the claimant that they had upset stomachs following a trip to India.  However, they checked in for duty thereby confirming they were fit to fly. During the flight one of the other

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This article is correct at 23/02/2022

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