3 Jun, 2024 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Appropriate dress is required!

3 Jun, 2024 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

The question of what to wear to work is a sensitive one. Employees' choice of clothing is often a means of self-expression. When this choice conflicts with the employer's interests, a balance of interests must be struck.

Clothing worn by employees as a means of freedom of expression may clash with the duty to protect personal privacy, safety at work and the employer's overriding interests. In such cases, employees' freedom of expression may be restricted.

This article covers the following topics: 

  • dress code and freedom of expression
  • corporate image and reputation
  • dress code guidelines
  • dress appropriate to the employee's profession
  • wearing personal protective equipment, such as helmets and safety shoes
  • protection of employee health and risk of occupational accidents
  • balancing the interests of the employee and the company

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