Some Japanese firms have banned their female employees from wearing glasses. When it comes to the UK, how should our employees be expected to dress?
According to a psychology professor, the disadvantages of enforcing strict dress codes far outweigh any possible benefits.
Does your business have a corporate dress code? If so, there may be an uprising from staff as a third believe that the days of specifying attire should be left to the schoolyard.
If a member of staff fails to live up to your dress code expectations, you’re legally entitled to dismiss him/her. Sometimes, however, it’s tricky to pinpoint if your demands are reasonable. If not, you could find yourself in a court battle, as was the case when Nicola Thorp was fired for refusing to wear high heels.
Just when we became comfortable with the law on religious symbols when it comes to the workplace dress code, along comes a curve ball from the European Court seemingly, sparking headlines such as “Employers can ban Muslim headscarves”.
Putting together a dress code that’s fair and reasonable in the eyes of the law can be a tough task. Even though most have only the best of intentions, many employers fall foul and end up in dispute with members of their workforce.
Employees are spending less time getting ready, Printerland has found, with only less than a fifth not rebelling against wearing a suit to work – what is the business world coming to?
Within the last six weeks two seemingly contradictory opinions have been given by the advocate general to the European Court of Justice about the banning of Islamic headscarves at work and whether this constitutes religious discrimination.
More madness has descended the City where the crooks in suits are going stir crazy in their ivory towers swapping their pin stripes for polo shirts!
The interminable debate about workplace dress codes is a corporate conflict that won’t button up. But does what you wear to work affect your career?
With more startup founders looking to alternatives in the finance space to fund their business plans, we delved into the world of investment and created a guide for those looking to pitch their ideas based on some of the odd behaviours no investor wants to come across.
Stop making modern offices feel like a mill and change outdated rules to reform your company, advises Josh Boyd.