Qatar Airways is relaxing rules that saw female cabin crew members who became pregnant face the sack.
Under the new policies, female flight attendants who become pregnant are now offered temporary ground jobs.
“This is really about making sure we attract and retain the best talent,” said a spokesperson for the Doha-based airline.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) had criticised Qatar Airways for its treatment of female cabin crew.
An inquiry by the ILO in response to complaints in June 2014 by the International Transport Workers’ Federation and International Trade Union Confederation, prompted by testimony from serving and former cabin crew.
The airline – which had accused the ILO of a “vendetta” against it and Qatar – rejected the inquiry’s findings, but said the new rules were part of a wider review of its rules governing cabin crew.