Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A former flight attendant is suing China Southern Airways for suspending him following his sexual orientation was produced general public devoid of his consent last year, in a exceptional authorized maneuver that pits him against the country’s major airline.

A online video showing the person kissing yet another guy was leaked on Chinese social media in October 2019. The man, surnamed Chai, who is declining to use his complete title in media appearances, brought his situation to a court docket in the southern Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen on Monday.

Given that the video appeared, the airline suspended Chai for 6 months and cut his fork out, Chai’s attorney Zhong Xialu explained. Chai claimed he was paid out close to 10% of his income though less than suspension. The airline also declined to renew his agreement, which was a 5-12 months deal that was up for renewal in April this 12 months.

Chai, who had been functioning for the airline given that 2015, reported he was sad to lose a occupation that he cherished.

“I never want there to be any individual else like me who will be handled in this way. I feel I genuinely characterize a quite, pretty typical employee, but just just one who transpires to be a sexual minority,” he mentioned. “We shouldn’t be discriminated from, we should not be oppressed and acquire this unfair therapy, that’s why I am protesting.”

“I understand what it means for me to go against a firm this massive, to fight for my rights,” he added. “It means I can under no circumstances do the career that I really like once more, at the very least not in China.”

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