Dress and Appearance Issues
Many employers have policies that regulate employee appearance and dress. These policies might take the form of dress codes, uniform requirements, policies prohibiting visible tattoos or piercings, or grooming rules (such as that male employees must be clean-shaven or have short hair, or that female employees must wear makeup). Are they legal? It depends.
In this webinar, we will discuss:
- Understanding policies that may discriminate
- When is a choice regarding appearance a matter of expression or a matter of religious beliefs?
- Dress codes and First Amendment Concerns
- Immutable and mutable characteristics and dress codes
- Handling requests for exceptions to dress code policies
- EEOC Guidelines regarding dress codes
Susan Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC which has offices in 59 cities across the United States. Ms. Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers. Ms. Desmond is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawy... View Full Profile
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