Fashion Police: Risks And Rewards Of Expression

Law360, New York (December 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Implementing and enforcing a clear and comprehensive appearance and grooming policy is essential to projecting the right corporate image and fostering a safe and professional work environment.

After all, casual dress may lead to casual (and unprofessional) behavior, provocative dress could invite unwanted sexual comments that later trigger a claim of sexual harassment, and inappropriate attire could pose a hazard to health and safety.

Yet, as one court eloquently stated, “clothing communicates an array of ideas and information about the wearer. It can indicate cultural background...
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