Delta to offer new uniform program, continue working with Lands' End
After more than 500 Delta Air Lines employees filed a lawsuit on Dec. 31 against Dodgeville-based Lands’ End claiming their uniforms cause health issues, Delta will present a new uniform program by late 2021, and provide interim apparel in May.
Worn primarily by Delta flight attendants since 2018, Delta has allowed some employees to wear similar-looking clothing, according to a CNN report.
Both Delta and Lands’ End have tested the uniforms and deemed them safe, but the plaintiffs, in their own test, found heavy concentrations of metals and other chemicals.
"Below-the-wing" employees, such as luggage handlers or mechanics, will continue to wear the Lands’ End uniforms.
American Airlines faced a similar challenge in 2017, and ceased its relationship with Twin Hill, the uniform manufacturer, as a result.
Lands’ End says it appreciates its relationship with Delta and that it will continue working with the company to provide safe uniforms.