The ACLU has criticized Alaska Air’s dress code for being discriminatory against employees who are nonbinary. According to Bloomberg Law article by Paige Smith, the airline’s dress code follows “‘rigid gender stereotypes.’” An employee, Justin Wetherell, who identifies as nonbinary, reached out to Alaska Air on more than one occasion to attempt share their perspective on the uniforms.
The article additionally states that Alaska Air employees face disciplinary actions if they do not adhere to the dress code or grooming standards specified. Wetherell has filed an official complaint against the organization for the lack of inclusivity and the airline’s refusal to speak with him on the topic.
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