Muslim pilot sacked from British Airways

4July 2012

Samir Jamaluddin, an Indian born Muslim who had been working for British Airways as a senior first officer when he was arrested by counter terrorism police in 2007. The police eventually dropped the case against him in February 2008 due to lack evidence. However, the airline first suspended and then two years later sacked him, after a security review.

He told a hearing in the Tribunal hearing that he was targeted because he was Asian and a Muslim. The tribunal agreed that there was no evidence against Mr Jamaluddin, yet it decided “his employer had a very proper duty to pursue the matters which ultimately led to his dismissal.”