Dress Code Policy Do's and Don'ts
Lawsuits relating to dress codes and appearance policies are on the rise. But what is permissible to include in your dress code policy - and what is not?
From flip-flops to eyebrow piercings, military fatigues to tube tops, shorty shorts to arm-length tattoos, striking the proper balance between requiring appropriate dress among your employees and respecting their rights at the same time can be tricky, especially when dealing with sensitive issues such as religious expression or speaking with younger employees who may never have worn "business clothes" and come to work daily in hoodies or T-shirts that contain potentially offensive wording on them.
So what is an employer to do, especially knowing that major mistakes in a dress code policy can cause not only dissention in the workforce, but can end up leading to huge liability for your organization?What You'll Learn:
This informative training session will help ensure that your dress code policy will have all the essentials it requires to ensure legal compliance at your organization.
Some of the many legal issues that will be addressed during this webinar include:
- What to include in a Dress Code Policy
- Key steps to avoid discrimination claims based on your Dress Code Policy
- Best practices for dealing with employees' piercing and tatoos
- Tips – and pitfalls to avoid - when dealing with religious clothing items
- Religious Accommodation under Title VII: understanding your compliance obligations when drafting a Dress Code Policy
- Tactics for dealing with employees who fail to comply with your Dress Code Policy
- Do's and don'ts of drafting a policy that will keep your organization out of court