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Should flight attendants wear headscarves on flights to the Middle East?




Air France has capitulated on requiring its flight attendants to wear headscarves on flights to Iran.
Air France has capitulated on requiring its flight attendants to wear headscarves on flights to Iran.
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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.

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Lisa Klerman, a mediator specializing in employment law disputes.A former attorney, she is a clinical associate professor of law at USC