Published by RFI.FR
Summary generated on August 12, 2020
Dutch airline KLM discriminated against a woman by forcing her to move seats on a plane when an Orthodox Jewish man refused to sit next to her, a rights watchdog has ruled.
The case was brought by Dutch MP Ronald van Raak after the incident involving his wife on a flight from New York to Amsterdam in May 2019.
The woman, who was traveling with her husband SP MP Ronald van Raak, was assigned a seat on the flight to New York next to an Orthodox Jewish man who said his faith forbade him to sit next to a woman.
Socialist MP van Raak said he was satisfied with the ruling and called on KLM to change its procedures.
KLM, which is part of the Franco-Dutch Air France-KLM company, was not immediately available for comment.