Dress Code In The Workplace

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) exist to enforce federal laws that prohibiting discrimination in the place of employment because of the person 's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information (n.d.). It has the right to regulate the practice of private and public organization to controversy injustice.
However, employer does have a right to institute personnel policies about employee dress policy. There is no law that prohibit employers from establish a dress and grooming code for all employees with a few exceptions. As a State of Florida, the employee handbook does indication about dress code vaguely but it direct employee to contact their supervisor or HR department for additional details. Besides, many fast foods, and retail businesses require their employees to wear uniform with the logos or a color code. So, the development of dress code policies and regulation is still an important part of organization culture. They establish these dress codes to convey a certain image to their customers, to portray a professional image.
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One of this issue is that EEOC does protect religion and national origin; if the dress code policy forbids certain religion and national origin attire then there is a discriminatory issue. Another of the issue with restricted dress code standard is, compel gender differentiated appearance and grooming. Similarly, if an employee requests an accommodation to the dress code because of his disability, the employer must modify the dress code or permit an exception to the dress code, unless doing so would result in undue
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