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Employers commonly have a dress code to ensure that all employees understand what standards are appropriate when it comes to their dress and appearance.
A dress code could have rules banning certain items of clothing and footwear (such as jeans, shorts and flip-flops), and rules on other areas of appearance, such as hair, tattoos, and piercings.
Employer may have to adapt the rules to accommodate employees whose cultural or religious needs make it difficult for them to comply with the rules. Employers may have to justify any indirectly discriminatory rules on dress or appearance.
19 Jun 2017
With temperatures exceeding 30 degrees in the next few days, employers may have to deal with a raft of summer...
21 Apr 2017
New guidance on workplace dress codes will be published by the Government, but
20 Apr 2017
Recent European court judgments have suggested that employers can justify a ban on employees wearing certain religious items. But what...
14 Mar 2017
An employer can justify a ban on religious dress that prevents a Muslim woman from wearing an Islamic headscarf (hijab)...
16 Feb 2017
When receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home from an assignment for wearing flat shoes it created a flurry of debate...
25 Jan 2017
Employers that enforce sexist dress codes could be in line for stricter punishment and fines, if the Government follows recommendations...
21 Sep 2016
New research on appearance at work from Acas shows that employers may be out of touch with changing public attitudes...
21 Sep 2016
Employers are missing out on younger talent because of negative attitudes towards visible tattoos at work, according to research published...
13 Jul 2016
An employer cannot have a blanket ban on religious dress that prevents a Muslim woman from wearing an Islamic headscarf...
31 May 2016
An employer can prevent a Muslim employee from wearing an Islamic headscarf if the ban is based on a general...
12 May 2016
A temporary receptionist has claimed she was sent home from an assignment at consulting firm PwC because she was not...
24 Feb 2016
What should an employer do if a third party objects to an employee wearing religious dress while working on the...
28 Jan 2016
ON DEMAND | If having more fun at work can help boost productivity, how can HR encourage the right amount of enjoyment in the organisation while maintaining professionalism?
4 Nov 2015
Employers often make the headlines over their policy on staff wearing a poppy in the workplace. We set out the...