Boss has ‘strong ground’ to discipline for inappropriate office wear
People who turn up to the work at their serviced office in blatantly inappropriate outfits have little ground when it comes to defending their decision, according to XpertHR.
Companies which implement a dress code to stop workers wearing revealing or inappropriate clothing have the right to discipline employees who flout the rules, the organisation said, but it may not be in their best interests to do so.
Charlotte Wolff, an employment relations editor for the information provider, said: “It is in the employer’s interest to keep the employment relationship in a healthy state, and they are only likely to be rigid about the code if it is crucial for the work of the organisation. For instance, the employee is meeting customers and helps maintain the image of the company.”
Her comments were made after the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust brought in a stricter uniform code following complaints. Doctors and nurses will now face disciplinary action if they expose midriff, torso or excessive cleavage.