Articles tagged “discrimination”

EasyJet’s Gender Pay Gap Worsens Even After Hiring More Female Pilots

EasyJet’s Gender Pay Gap Worsens Even After Hiring More Female Pilots

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Hiring more women and achieving gender equality are two very different things. Airlines need to acknowledge how few women make it into the c-suite and address the lack of mentorship opportunities for women trying to climb up the ladder.

8 months ago

The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Aviation has terrible gender optics, and not just with pilots and engineers. The c-suite is nearly void of women for flimsy, unacceptable reasons. In this deep dive, women on the commercial side of aviation share how it feels to hit the glass ceiling in 2019, and occasionally break through.

9 months ago

Travel Leaders Settles Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Travel Leaders Settles Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

When cases like these settle out of court, the public doesn't get to learn much.

1 year ago

Uber Settles Dozens of Sexual Harassment Claims for Just $1.9 Million

Uber Settles Dozens of Sexual Harassment Claims for Just $1.9 Million

Peter Blumberg, Bloomberg

While Uber is somewhat being held accountable here, we're not impressed with the monetary amount of the settlement.

1 year ago

Hawaii Ruling Stands That B&B Discriminated Against Same-Sex Couple

Hawaii Ruling Stands That B&B Discriminated Against Same-Sex Couple

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

Hopefully this will put pressure on all kinds of travel brands, from small businesses to the largest companies, to be more welcoming of all travelers.

1 year ago

Uber’s Head of Human Resources Resigns in Latest High-Profile Departure

Uber’s Head of Human Resources Resigns in Latest High-Profile Departure

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Many CEOs who foster racism and sexism surrounded themselves with likeminded individuals, who hire more of the same, and so the cancer spreads. The real solution — changing human behavior — is so much harder to achieve than ousting one or two offenders.

1 year ago

Motel 6 Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Over Immigration Allegations

Motel 6 Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Over Immigration Allegations

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press

Shame on Motel 6 and any other travel company that would employ the same practices.

1 year ago

Former Travel Leaders Exec Alleges Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination

Former Travel Leaders Exec Alleges Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Richard Branson might be a contender for the king of lechery, and Steve Wynn's sexual harassment scandal didn't come as a surprise to some, but the lawsuit against Travel Leaders Group, if the allegations turn out to be true, is a reminder that you don't have to be a household name to be held accountable.

2 years ago

EasyJet’s New Male CEO Takes Pay Cut to Match Female Predecessor

EasyJet’s New Male CEO Takes Pay Cut to Match Female Predecessor

Benjamin Katz and David Hellier, Bloomberg

Classy move by the new EasyJet CEO. Suggests solidarity, I guess. How about instead, you raise women's salaries to match those of their male counterparts?

2 years ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Brands Embrace Diversity Message Amid Rising Neo-Nationalism

Travel Megatrends 2018: Brands Embrace Diversity Message Amid Rising Neo-Nationalism

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Travel brands no longer get political at their own risk — they avoid politics at their own risk. With so much at stake in the Trump era, remaining on the sidelines about multicultural acceptance isn’t an option.

2 years ago

The Travel Industry Strains to Gain Momentum in Reaching Diversity Goals

The Travel Industry Strains to Gain Momentum in Reaching Diversity Goals

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Diversifying a travel company's C-suite is proving to be a protracted battle. It's one thing to follow anti-discrimination laws and react to sexual harassment claims, and another to practice real inclusion.

2 years ago

NAACP Won’t Yet Lift Its American Airlines Travel Advisory

NAACP Won’t Yet Lift Its American Airlines Travel Advisory

Associated Press

American Airlines' plan to combat discrimination sounds good so far. However, one of the hardest parts — for any company — will be increasing C-suite diversity as well as inclusion. That would truly be more than just a Band-Aid approach to the problem.

2 years ago