Introducing a Dress Code - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 16 November 2021
Alan Devaney
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Issues covered: Dress Codes; Discrimination & Equality; Case Law; Polices and Procedures

We are looking at introducing guidelines around what our employees should wear in the workplace. What issues should we look out for? For example, should we have a position on such things as the wearing of religious or political dress/symbols; or equal dress codes for men and women; or in fact whether making mention of a dress code for men and women is considered discriminatory for those who do not identify as such. How do I handle it?

One of the interesting consequences of remote working during the Covid-19 pandemic has been the changes in professional dress for work. While dress codes have been gradually relaxing for some time, forced working from home over the last 18 months has

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Alan Devaney
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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