Easyjet loses disability discrimination case in France

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    A French court has found the British low-cost airline Easyjet guilty of discriminating against three disabled passengers in 2008 and 2009.

    The court fined Easyjet 70,000 euros ($90,000, £58,000) for not allowing the unaccompanied wheelchair users onto a plane at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris, citing safety concerns.

    A lawyer for the three passengers described it as a "landmark ruling".

    Easyjet has denied any "discriminatory intention" and says it may appeal.

    During the trial prosecutor Abdelkrim Grini said Easyjet's business model was behind the discrimination.

    He accused the company of having "an aggressive commercial policy that consists of reducing operating costs as much as possible".

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