DHHS employees in Nebraska are allowed to wear jeans after a dress code change

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Employees of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services are free to wear jeans after a legal battle that reached the Nebraska Supreme Court.

In 2019, DHHS announced it was changing its dress code to only allow jeans on “casual Fridays.” The union that represents them, NAPE, said the move violated their labor contract.

They took this issue to arbitration, which sided with the trade union. DHHS then argued that the arbitrator “exceeded his authority” and brought the case to the district court, which again sided with the union.

Today, the Nebraska Supreme Court voted unanimously to uphold the district court’s decision, allowing the gender to remain in the workplace.

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