Dress Code Considerations
When you are contemplating the founding and development of a new business, unless it is a themed environment
where a particular style of uniform is an integral part of the planning, the dress of your eventual
employees is likely far from your mind.
But as you begin the undertaking and are seeking to strike the right corporate environment and culture,
or are starting to engage customers directly, it becomes increasingly more important. The creation and
imposition of a dress code may be necessitated, and although it is certainly within your rights to do
so, there are important legal considerations that come into play.
The Des Moines business lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help you to craft a dress code policy
that aligns with your professional needs without violating workers’ rights. Contact us at (877) 327-2600
to speak with an experienced attorney about your needs and responsibilities. Our job is to help you
accomplish your corporate goals swiftly, successfully, and legally.
It is almost guaranteed that one or more of your employees will complain about some element of the dress
code, or about its existence altogether. Though these objections do not in themselves constitute a cause
for worry or retraction, there are some potential bases for legal action against the company associated
with a dress code. Clearly written policies and consistent enforcement can help to reduce this risk
significantly, but provisions that seem to cross the following lines are inappropriate:
- Sex Discrimination
- Race or Disability Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
So long as your dress code is appropriate to the nature of the business and its implementation is uniform,
you will be better positioned to face any challenges. Contact the Des Moines business lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (877) 327-2600 to protect yourself and your business.