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Sacked CX Pilots Sue For US$100 Million In L.A.  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Pilots sue Cathay Pacific

By Mark Odell in London
Published: October 3 2001 21:36 | Last Updated: October 3 2001 21:38

Nine former Cathay Pacific pilots on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against the Hong Kong-based airline seeking $100m in damages for unfair dismissal and libel.

The pilots were among 49 dismissed by the airline in July in an acrimonious dispute over pay and conditions. The pilots, who live in California, flew for Cathay out of Los Angeles and San Francisco. They allege they were sacked for expressing concerns about safety-related issues, a right that is protected under California law.

The law suit also alleges that after the dismissals the airline's management began a smear campaign against the pilots in which Cathay said it sacked them for performance-related reasons.

© Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2001. "FT" and "Financial Times" are trademarks of The Financial Times

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User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 512 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

Would they even have jurisdiction in this case, against a foreign company based in Hong Kong, and owned by a British entity -- ie, CX?

User currently offlineTeej13 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

I'd love to know where that 100M is going to come from...

User currently offlineCV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

There would be jurisdiction cause they operate flights out of CA, and the US for that matter. Carriers have to follow the laws of the countries they operate in, whether its hushkitting US planes for Europe, or employee rights in California.

User currently offlineTommyBoy From United States of America, joined May 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2704 times:

That'll teach 'em to hire those sue happy Americans!

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

Pilots on bases are officially employed by made up companies especially for those pilots. Officially they are not employed by Cathay, although they are obviously Cathay pilots. These pilots were employed by an American company, so can sue all they like!!

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