IA sacks air hostesses 'for being overweight'

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New Delhi, Jan 12: Sangita Garb, who was sacked for being 'medically unfit' or in layman's terms 'overweight', is fighting a case against Indian Airlines.

Indian Airlines fired Garb along with 10 other air hostesses in 2009 for being overweight.

Garb, who contends that her sacking was in violation of her fundamental rights, has taken the airlines to court.

"The order of dispensing of the services by the authority is without application of mind, illegal, arbitrary and contrary to the services regulations and standing orders and therefore untenable in law or liable to be set aside," her petition said.

On Monday, Jan 11, the Delhi High Court issued a notice to Indian Airlines for sacking the air hostess for being overweight.

The airline argues that the air hostesses were sacked after they were deemed medically unfit to fly by the medical board and they declined the ground jobs offered to them.

The airline is expected to file a reply by Jan 22.

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