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Lucy & Others v British Airways Plc - loss of chance to earn allowance is not deduction from wages

78 members of BA cabin crew, including Mrs Lucy, were based at Manchester Airport. In 2006 BA closed that base. It did not dismiss the cabin crew as redundant, but simply did not roster them for flying duties. This meant that they only received basic pay, and lost out on a number of "flying allowances" (payable only when rostered to fly). The cabin crew claimed for unlawful deduction of wages in respect of those allowances. BA argued that the losses were unquantifiable and so "unliquidated damages".

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