What is “appropriate” work appearance? Do you have the right to tell employees what to wear? This has become a sometimes volatile issue. Employees wear message in support of “social justice” issues such as “Black Lives Matter” and others wear contrary views. Opposing political message on buttons, hats, shirts, or COVID masks generate arguments, and complaints by customers. States are adopting “hair style discrimination” and “personal appearance rights” laws.
This serious subject is presented with humor and down-to-earth examples and advice by an attorney who has helped companies throughout the United States effectively address issues of an ever-changing workplace.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
What are an employer's rights to regulate employee appearance?
What is the legal foundation on dress codes, health, safety and an employee’s right to determine what is “appropriate” appearance?
The legal problems concerning discrimination (sex, race and national origin), religion and privacy rights concerning appearance.
Can you allow employees to wear some social issue messaging yet ban other social issues messages?
“How to” properly address appearance issues from body odor, clothing and hairstyle to piercings.