A former head of the Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Flight Attendants Association took her ex-employer to the Labour Tribunal on Friday over her sacking last summer, not long after the SAR’s political crisis erupted.

Rebecca Sy was dismissed after she was asked by management of Cathay Dragon to confirm the authenticity of several social media messages she had posted. But no specific reasons were given for her dismissal.

Sy is demanding to be reinstated and compensation of HK$150,000.

The case was adjourned until March 6.

Sy’s dismissal came at a time when Cathay Pacific, the parent company of Cathay Dragon, was under pressure from the mainland’s aviation regulator over flight crew joining Hong Kong protests or expressing support for them.

The regulator said no Cathay planes would be allowed to enter mainland airspace if any such crew members were on board.