Ex-British Airways steward, 53, sues airline over claims pilot called him ‘dirty black P***’ and company failed to deal with racist abuse


A FORMER British Airways steward is suing the airline after claiming he suffered years of racism with one pilot calling him a “dirty black P***”.

Nick Singh, 53, who was born in England, claims staff have racially abused him throughout his career with one white steward telling him to “f*** off back to your own country”.

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Nick Singh joined British Airways in 1997
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The dad-of-one claims BA failed to address his concerns and has taken the company to an employment tribunal, reports the Daily Mail.

He is claiming racial discrimination and alleges that racism at the firm is “commonplace”.

Mr Singh said he was offered £25,000 to leave BA but said he was sacked four days before Christmas when he didn’t accept the cash.


According to the paper, BA is believed to strenuously deny all of his claims.

Mr Singh, who showed the Queen around the HQ near Heathrow to celebrate its centenary last week, said he is “sick” of the way he has been treated.

He said: “They offered me money to settle, but I want the public know what has been going on.”

Mr Singh, from Hounslow, West London, alleges that his Audi was vandalised in the car park with someone writing “P***” across the bonnet.

“DIRTY P***”

He also claims a steward who called him a “dirty black P*** b******” wrote an apology on what looked like a “piece of toilet paper”.

Mr Singh, who joined BA in 1997, also said a manager shared a Britain First social media post.

He said: “I have been suffering shocking racist abuse for years and they never get a grip on it.”

It comes as the company suspended five pilots over alleged racism earlier this year.

British Airways said they aren’t able to comment on the case because of “ongoing legal proceedings”.

However, a spokesman told The Sun Online: “British Airways is a global company that operates to over 75 countries around the world, and racism is not tolerated.

“We encourage a diverse and inclusive culture, and expect all our colleagues to treat each other with dignity and respect.”

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