Dress Codes May Spell Trouble For Employers

Law360, New York (October 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Spurred by societal and cultural shifts, the ever-changing workforce has found a new target in recent years, with employers facing a growing number of discrimination lawsuits that could change the definition of acceptable workplace attire and appearance.

Employers with dress code policies are increasingly finding themselves in the courtroom, facing challenged to long-accepted rules governing whether and to what degree tattoos, piercings, and makeup are acceptable in the workplace, according to David Barron, an associate in the Labor and Employment practice in Epstein Becker Green Wickliff...
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