Dress codes

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.


Employers tell staff what not to wear

27 Jan 2005

Employers are increasingly telling their staff what not to wear as the decline of the business suit leaves people unsure about dress codes.

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Sahin v Turkey

3 Jan 2005

The controversial issue of individuals’ rights to wear religious symbols or dress, and the rules and restrictions placed on those rights, has attracted a great deal of media attention recently

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Scrap the psychometrics, check out the ‘do’

22 Dec 2004

A hair product manufacturer suggest that your hairstyle tells people more about you than your clothes

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Put your best foot forward at interviews

16 Nov 2004

‘Apparel oft proclaims the man’, as Guru wrote in some of his earlier works.This was proved true after a survey...

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No more dressing downs for failing to wear a suit

26 Oct 2004

Dress-down days are more popular than ever, with the number of firms accepting casual dress codes almost trebling in the...

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Casual workers no longer frowned upon

20 Oct 2004

Dress-down days are more popular than ever, with the number of firms accepting casual clothes having almost trebled in the...

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