New mum wins £40,000 from BA who refused part time hours when she had a baby

September 28, 2021

A fight attendant was discriminated against by British Airways after she requested changes to her working hours following the birth of her premature baby.

Chloe Daly asked to reduce her hours by 25% and agree set working days because she was unable to find childcare options to fit around her schedule.

But her employer BA City Flyer, a company wholly owned by British Airways, declined and made unsubstantiated claims it would harm team morale.

During the damning hearing, the airline was unable to provide any evidence it had ever granted permission for a new mother to alter their working hours.