An Aer Lingus policy which requires catering staff to speak English on the job is discriminatory but justifiable, the Labour Court has ruled.
The case arose when three Polish staff members complained that the ban on speaking their native language amounted to direct or indirect racial discrimination under the Employment Equality Acts.
It was their submission that the requirement to speak English, even when discussing matters that were not work-related, was excessive.
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Get a Business Account for you and your team