Air France has capitulated on requiring its flight attendants to wear headscarves on flights to Iran.
The company sent a memo to employees detailing the dress code in March, which includes pants and loose-fitting clothing for women, and pants and long-sleeved shirts for men. The flight union immediately pushed back, calling the policy “an attack on freedom of conscience and individual freedoms, and [an] invasion of privacy.”
The union asked the airline to give flight attendants the option to opt-out on flying the route, which Air France has agreed to do this week.
The airline is slated to start flights between Paris and Iran flight in April.
Lisa Klerman, a mediator specializing in employment law disputes.A former attorney, she is a clinical associate professor of law at USC