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Aruba Airlines to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

MIAMI – Arubaanse Luchtvaart Maatschhappij Nv, Inc., doing business as Aruba Airlines, will pay $75,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. Company Terminated Financial Analyst Due to Pregnancy, Federal Agency Charged

According to EEOC’s lawsuit, Aruba Airlines violated federal law when a pregnant employee in its Miami corporate office was terminated soon after announcing her pregnancy.

Such alleged conduct violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy. The EEOC filed its lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division (EEOC v. Arubaanse Luchtvaart Maatschhappij Nv, Inc. d/b/a Aruba Airlines, No. 1:23-cv-20597, after first attempting to reach a settlement through its conciliation process.

In addition to paying $75,000 in monetary relief, the four-year consent decree states that should Aruba Airlines resume its U.S. operations, it will adopt and enforce a policy against discrimination based on pregnancy. It will provide anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation training to human resources personnel, managers, and employees to ensure employees are aware of their rights and complaint procedures and management and human resources personnel are aware of their obligations to prevent workplace discrimination and how to address complaints. The decree also requires Aruba Airlines to provide EEOC with reports of any complaints of pregnancy discrimination and describe its actions taken in response to each complaint.

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“We commend Aruba Airlines for working collaboratively with EEOC to resolve this lawsuit,” said EEOC Regional Attorney Robert Weisberg. “The company’s willingness to address the EEOC’s concerns and its agreement to implement preventative measures and train management and human resources personnel on how to address complaints of pregnancy discrimination will benefit its workers and the company.”

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Qantas Announces New Non-Stop Direct Flights from Perth to Paris

Qantas Announces New Non-Stop Direct Flights from Perth to Paris

Qantas has launched new direct flights between Perth and Paris, reconnecting Australia and France for the first time in 20 years.

This new route reduces the travel time between the two cities by approximately three hours and stands as the longest non-stop flight to France globally.

Initially, the flights will operate four times per week during the busy European summer and the Olympic and Paralympic periods, before scaling down to three services per week from mid-August. This new service will provide an additional 75,000 seats between Australia and Europe annually.

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Perth will serve as the gateway to Paris for travelers from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other major Australian cities. French tourists will also benefit from seamless connections to over 60 destinations across Australia, allowing them to explore the country’s natural wonders.

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The flights will be operated using Qantas’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which is designed for long-haul travel. Passengers will enjoy large windows, high cabin humidity, and mood lighting to help them feel refreshed upon arrival.

To celebrate the new Paris route, Qantas has introduced several customer initiatives. These include limited edition Martin Grant-designed pyjamas with matching amenity kits and Neil Perry-curated menus for the Business cabin, featuring classic French dishes like Bouillabaisse of snapper and Skull Island prawns and a French 75 cocktail.

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Additionally, a special selection qantas movies list celebrating French cinema, including films such as Amélie and Midnight in Paris, will be available on the international inflight entertainment system throughout July. qantas inflight entertainment movie list 2024.

This route launch follows a significant agreement between Qantas and Perth Airport, aiming to expand the airline’s western hub. This agreement, along with the Group’s fleet renewal program, is set to add 4.4 million additional seats to and from Perth by 2031.

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