Dress Code Policies - Why Are They Important?

Posted in : The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 4 November 2021
Leeanne Armstrong
Issues covered: Dress Code Policy; Uniforms; Hybrid Working


A dress code or uniform policy may not be something every organisation considers necessary to have in place. However, the fact is that the wearing of uniform or operation of a dress code in an organisation can throw up all sorts of issues for employers that can bleed into numerous other policies and procedures in any organisation. For example:

  •  An employee posts on social media or attends a controversial protest/rally while in uniform which causes offense and damages the employer’s brand, while also giving rise to potential employee relations issues. A uniform policy may clarify that uniform is to be worn in work, and travelling to/from work only, and related social media

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This article is correct at 04/11/2021

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