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Old Apr 7, 06, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by Stranger

Safety vs. discrimination?

Not too sure about this one.

This is not discrimination based on 'Handicap' as the complainant alledges!

The rule that AC has put forward justifying the exclusion of 'persons' that cannot bend their knees at 45 degrees is completly justifiable for safety considerations. The fact is that you have to be able to get up and move if the aircraft faced an emergency situation. If there is any doubt about the legitimate requirement that PAX must be able to move in an emergency situation just refer back to the Air France crash in YYZ last year. Those PAX needed to move quickly and, indeed, they did.

This potential litigation is a waste of time and resources for all concerned. Again, there is a 'legitimate' and bona fida reason behind the exclusion of the person and that is permissible under the Canada Human Rights Code.

Last edited by negotiator; Apr 7, 06 at 9:34 am
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