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Dress Code Liabilities

Find out everything you need to know to have a tactful, up-to-date, compliant dress code policy.

Many employers utilize policies, which govern appropriate dress and grooming standards for employees in the workplace. In other circumstances, employees may rely upon common sense and good judgment regarding their appearance and clothing in the workplace, or employers may choose to give employees examples of what is appropriate and inappropriate attire. In doing so, however, employers need to be mindful of the potential implications under federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, state laws, as well as the National Labor Relations Act. This material will advise you on the potential forms of discrimination that may arise due to a dress code policy and will outline how to appropriately respond to requests for accommodations. This course will also review how to address slogans and messages on clothing that may be deemed offensive and how to address other thorny topics, including body tattoos, piercings, and body odor. You will also learn that a properly drafted dress code will not only help to maintain a professional atmosphere that is conducive to the employer's business environment but will also play a critical role in limiting an employer's legal exposure.

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Agenda

The Importance of Having a Dress Code Policy

  • What to Include in a Dress Code Policy
  • Common Pitfalls of a Seemingly Neutral Dress Code

How to Appropriately Respond to Requests for Accommodations

  • ADA and Title VII Implications
  • What Constitutes a Reasonable Accommodation?
  • Exceptions to Reasonable Accommodations

Addressing Slogans and Messages on Clothing and Accessories

  • Freedom of Speech Concerns
  • Political Protection and the NLRA
  • What to Do About Offensive Content

Reconsidering Dress Code Policies Post-Pandemic

  • Impact of the Remote Workforce on Dress Codes
  • What to Do When Business Casual Becomes Too Casual

Other Thorny Topics

  • Body Tattoos and Piercings
  • Body Odor and the Overly-Fragrant Employee
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This course was last revised on January 24, 2022.

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  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.0 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
     

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Lisa Gingeleskie, Esq.

Lisa Gingeleskie, Esq.

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.

  • Partner at Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of labor and employment and employee benefits
  • Speaking/Teaching accomplishments include Webcast Corporate Counsel in 2021 – Vital Issues in Time of Change hosted by the NJSBA (Sept 2021), and webinar – Best Practice for an Employer’s Use of Social Media in the Hiring Process (2017)
  • Author of Workplace Reopening After the Pandemic: What Employers Need to Know, Industry Today – June 2021, co-author of the 2021 Chambers Global Practice Guide for the U.S. Regional Employment Guide, The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring and Firing, NJ Biz – November 2020, and co-author of the 2019 Chambers Global Practice Guide for Region-al Employment
  • Co-chair of Lindabury’s Women’s Business Initiative Program, Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Union County, and Board of Directors for the Westfield YMCA
  • J.D. degree, Seton Hall University, School of Law; B.B.A. and B.A. degrees, University of Notre Dame
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 908-233-6800
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Product ID: 409380
Published 2022
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