Korea’s human right agency recommended Monday that Asiana Airlines allow its female flight attendants wear trousers while on duty, calling its skirt-only policy potentially discriminatory.
The announcement came after the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions filed a claim against Korea’s No. 2 airline dress code in June last year.
The union noted that the company has regulations on hairstyle and length of skirts to wear, also on wearing glasses for its female crew.
The company recently changed its rule to allow them to wear glasses and also abolished the regulations on hair, but made no mention of its “skirts-only” policy.
“Wearing only skirts on board can make them difficult to deal with when emergency situations occur, and considering the fact that other airlines allow them to wear pants, its regulations are too excessive,” the National Human Rights Commission of Korea said in a statement Monday.
The agency added that it had advised the company to allow female crew wear pants to work as part of the uniform change.
By Oh Kyu-wook (email@example.com