What’s With This Fetish About Pants? A Look At Workplace Dress Codes
Now that winter has turned into summer — overnight — the issue of clothes at work is front and center. (Isn’t it?). What to wear? No tie? Sandals? Tube top?
The question is asked a lot: Is there any regulation of what an employer can require by way of dress and grooming?
The answer: Not really. The dress code leeway that you may take for granted in your workplace is generally at the whim of the employer. Off with long hair, guys! Cover up that bodice! Put that tie back on!
Pretty much the employer’s call.
But not always.
It’s time to revisit the issue of dress — and workplace religious accommodations.