A nonbinary Alaska Airlines flight attendant is alleging that the company’s uniform policy discriminates against workers “who do not conform to gender stereotypes,” according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
“When I am working as a flight-attendant instructor and allowed to wear regular business attire, I am not forced into Alaska Airlines’ ‘male’ or ‘female’ uniform policies — neither of which fit me because I am non-binary,” Seattle-based Justin Wetherell said in an ACLU news release.
“But when I work as a flight attendant, I am forced into one of two standards, often for up to four days at a time. I am willing to follow all of the elements of the uniform policy for professional attire, as I do when I work as an instructor, but I don’t want to be forced into a binary uniform that excludes me and leads to me being misgendered at work,” the seven-year employee added.
The ACLU wrote the letter on behalf