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Handling Sensitive Dress Code Issues without Getting Sued
9 November 2021 |10:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT199
Why Should You Attend:
- Can you require an employee to hide her tattoos?
- Can you legally require an employee to take out their tongue ring during work hours?
- Does a dress code mandating facial hair and other grooming policies invite a race discrimination claim?
- Can an employee legitimately dispute a no-smoking policy?
Today, plaintiffs are using traditional discrimination concepts to push the envelope in making claims of lifestyle discrimination based upon sexual orientation, gender-identity, physical appearance, pornography, piercings, tattoos, smoking and other borderline privacy/personal issues.
A server at a restaurant was fired because of the tattoos on his wrists, and he was eventually rewarded with $150,000 in damages.
Employers must find a happy medium between requiring appropriate dress among your employees and respecting their legal rights. It is critical to establish a balance between conservative workers who favor more formal business attire and those who want the freedom to wear their lifestyle choices.
Attend this Webinar to understand how to implement/change a dress code policy or how to make process so as to spend less time on dress-code-related problems.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- How to Change Your Company Dress Code (or institute one) Without Causing a Revolt.
- Exactly What to Say to a Smelly Employee.
- How to Handle Provocative Clothing (and what word not to use).
- Where Dress Codes and Discrimination Claims Meet (and how to avoid them).
- How Far You Can Go in Prohibiting Offensive Slogans on Workers’ Clothes.
- How to Deal with Transgender Dress-Related Issues.
- Where the Legal Line is Drawn When You Have Separate Dress Codes for Men and Women.
- How to Tailor Your Dress Code to Fit Workers in Different Types of Jobs– From the Warehouse to the Corner Office.
- Details You Should Include in Your Written Appearance Policies.
- How to Effectively Communicate Your Dress Code Expectations to Workers.
- Dealing with Employees Who Consistently Push the Dress Code Envelope.
Who Will Benefit:
HR professionals, particularly those who are either in the process of implementing/changing a dress code policy or who is spending too much time on dress-code-related problems.
- Human Resource Professionals
- Employee Relations Professionals
- HR Administrators