Swedish Train Drivers: Men in Skirts

According to Swedish news reports, a Swedish train company’s uniform regulations provide that employees must wear a skirt or long trousers, and denied shorts, the male employees wore skirts.

The employer initially gave its approval to the men in skirts:

To say anything else would be discrimination,” communications head Tomas Hedenius told the newspaper.

The notion that there could not be a gender disparate dress code would not necessarily be true in the United States.  Indeed, courts have upheld sex-specific dress codes on numerous occasions.

Today, however, the employer reportedly lifted the ban on shorts, so that men will no longer have to wear skirts – – – and presumably women will be wearing shorts as well.




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