Dress and appearance policy Here in the UK, dress codes have also been making headlines. High heels and workplace dress codes , a report issued by the Women and Equalities Commission and the Petitions Committee last month, made for surprising reading at times. The committees collected evidence from women who had been subject to indirectly or directly discriminatory dress codes at work. One account related to a black woman who applied for a job at Harrods through an agency and was told to chemically straighten her hair. Many related to restaurant or retail workers who were forced to complete long shifts wearing high stiletto heels.
Dress Codes and Grooming Codes in the Workplace
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I feel that my employer's dress code has violated my privacy rights or might be discriminatory. What can I do? Can my employer tell me how to dress?