Dress Code Policies: Avoid Confusion And Lawsuits
Business casual is the dress code policy of choice for most companies, but without strict definitions, the lines between appropriate and inappropriate become blurred. Enforcing dress code policies also runs the risk of legal violations, such as discrimination.
How can you strike the right balance of establishing styles without discriminating or violating employee legal rights?
This webinar will provide guidance for the following:
- How to create a casual dress code policy: What you can and can't require
- Examine your rights to regulate in determining "appropriate" appearance
- The legal problems concerning discrimination and how to address them
- Effective communication strategies: Don't get sued when talking about dress
Effectively Draft a Casual Dress Code for Your Organization
- Create a dress code policy: legal and practical considerations
- Tackle different dress at your office - from C-suite to the warehouse
Enforce Casual Dress Code Policies: What's Legal, What's Not
- Appearance expectations you can - and can't - safely enforce
- Can you require an employee to hide their tattoos or piercings?
- How to address visible undergarments and the flirtatious dresser
Avoid Discrimination in Casual Dress Code Policies
- Religion, disabilities and race: How to remain fair and legal
- Consistent treatment of all employees: Avoiding gender stereotypes
- How to approach dress and hygiene issues with the employee
Question and Answer Session - Hear expert answers to real-world questions!
About the Speaker
Bob Gregg, Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice of Boardman and Clark Law Firm in Madison, Wisconsin, has been involved in employment relations for more than 30 years. He litigates employment cases, representing employers in employment contracts, discrimination cases, FLSA, FMLA and all other areas of employment law.
- His main emphasis is helping employers achieve enhanced productivity, creating positive work environments and resolving employment problems before they generate lawsuits.
- Bob has conducted over 3,000 seminars throughout the United States and authored numerous articles on practical employment issues. Bob is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the National Speakers Association.
- He is also a National Faculty Member of the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity and serves on the Board of Directors for the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Foundation.
Join us for this 90-minute webinar to discover strategies to legally update your company's casual dress code policy to find the right balance between employee freedom, appropriateness and the law.