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Casual dress codes: Legal pointers, sample policy

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suit and casual clothing hanging on chairWhile a relaxed or casual dress policy may be a great way to boost morale during the warm days, tank tops and flip-flops are more appropriate attire for the beach than they are for the office.

The key is to strike a balance between implementing less-stringent dress policies and getting employees to dress appropriately. You must also be aware of the potential legal problems that can arise from enforcing your dress code policy.

Sex discrimination issues

When the hot weather arrives and employees wear less clothing and reveal more skin, employers may face a legal concern: accusations of sex discrimination.

Female employees who are accused of wearing clothing that is too revealing may complain of sexism. Male employees prohibited from wearing shorts, for example, may argue that a double standard exists because females are permitted to wear skirts. But don't let employees' complaints prevent you from upholding your co...(register to read more)

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