Don't Let A Tattoo Or Haircut Become A Liability

Law360, New York (June 11, 2014, 6:42 PM EDT) -- There is no legal requirement that an employer adopt a dress or appearance policy, but many restaurant and hospitality employers are looking to create (or maintain) a certain image. For good business reasons, hospitality employers adopt policies regulating dress and appearance in their workplaces. Employers may not only dictate uniform requirements, but they may expect a certain style and presentation, which goes beyond wearing uniforms.

Some employers are hesitant to impose strict guidelines for fear of encroaching on employees’ freedom to express themselves. But having no...
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