Policies on dress codes and employee appearance have generally been left to discretion of employers and management. There are advantages for organizations to have a dress code so a certain image is projected. Organizational culture may play a role in developing a dress code that is appealing to employees, customers and clients.
More and more though, the workplace has become more diverse and as a result other factors must be taken into consideration such as an employee's gender, race, ethnicity, religion and disability. In addition, safety in the workplace must be considered in setting dress code policies. Other issues such as tattoos, body piercings and hair styles must be addressed when dealing with the contemporary employee.
Dress codes and appearance present sensitive issues for management when dealing with employees. By attending this training, attendees will learn how to develop policies that enhance the organization's reputation while complying with equal opportunity laws and safety requirements of the workplace. Due to the increasing diversity in the workplace, gender, race, ethnicity, religion and disability have to be factored into dress code policy decisions.
In addition, there are also positive reasons for dress code policies. These include professionalism, reputation as an organization and the creation of a team spirit. The employer also wants to create a work environment that fosters productivity for its employees.
This webinar will train those having responsibility for dress and appearance codes how to develop policies that comply with legal requirements, consider employee preferences, develop enforcement standards and reasonably accommodate protected classes of employees.