Understand the EEOC laws regarding dress code in the workplace and what are the legal issues an employer may face due to the organization’s dress code and appearance policy.
• Human Resources Generalists
• Office Managers
• HR Personnel
• Human Resources Professionals
• HR training Manager
• Investigative Officers
• Team Leads
• Department Head
• Risk Management Director
• Safety Director
• Wellness program instructors
• Wellness program director and manager
• Wellness Committee members
• To discuss legal issues surrounding appearance and dress code in the workplace
• To list specific elements of a dress and appearance policy
• To explore the role of unconscious bias and stereotypes in discrimination through dress codes
• To identify prevention tactics to ensure employees are judged by their performance and not by stereotypes
Dress Code in the workplace is receiving a fair amount of attention in the courts these days. There have been a number of precedent setting lawsuits dealing with dress codes’ requirements and how those requirements, even inadvertently, discriminate against potential and current employees based on their gender, religion, and race, to name a few.
It is critical that human resources professionals and managers understand the importance of a discriminatory free dress code to ensure all job candidates and employees are treated fairly and equitably.