Employment blog: time to review your approach to dress codes in the workplace
Reading through the Law Society Gazette last week, I was amused by Darren Clayton's humorous approach to a difficult problem – that of dress code dilemmas in the legal office. A few of his comments rang true: the uncomfortable transition period for many women in the 1980s as we pushed the boundaries and tried out wearing trousers in the workplace; and the effects of dress-down Friday on many men who'd never had to consider what to wear to work: a suit suited every occasion.
Darren's article made me think it's time for a few general reminders about dress codes in the workplace. If you are an employer and have not reviewed your dress policy in a while, here are some links for you to review:
- Our checklist on dress codes in the workplace.
- Tattoos in the workplace: I dealt with the issue of tattoos in the workplace in September – here's my article that touches on the topic: "Why you may be missing out on talent if you stigmatise tattoos".
- Can an employer ban Islamic headscarves at work?
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