- 7 years ago
I don’t think most people would frame it that way for fear of getting sued… but if someone shows up for a corporate job in a short mini skirt or sweatpants, I think it shows a lack of professionalism that would justify not hiring someone.
I think so if the place of employment has a dress code. I can get sent home if I don’t come to work in business casual.. and I’m sure people at places with uniforms would get sent home if they didn’t wear theirs.. and fired after multiple infractions.
I think so? I know there have been lawsuits about this very issue, and I think they’ve usually resulted in the employer’s favor. The employee is a representative of your company, and if you show up to a business meeting in an entirely unprofessional way, that can hurt your business. Some of you lawyer bees probably know more than I though!
I know that at my work, if you do not show up looking nice then you don’t get hired. It’s just a simple fact. I think that most companies are like that. It shows a lack of motivation, care and professionalism, which I would say is enough justification not to hire someone.
Seriously, how hard is it to thrown on black pants and a button-up? Not hard at all.
yes, it is legal from what I understand, ie, airline stewards need to meet certain requirements.
Nothing can stop an employer from not hiring you. He/She can only get in trouble if you can prove he/she didn’t hire you for an innapropriate reason (you’re handicapped, your race, ect). I don’t think clothing plays into that at all.
@DeathByDesign: Got it right. No employer is obligated to hire anyone at all, unless it is obvious that they discriminated against the applicant on the basis of gender, age, sexuality, etc.
There have been cases where an employee has sued the employer because a religious garment was told to be removed and such. I think a good rule to follow is they will never fault you for looking TOO nice!
Why so many job posts in the wedding related forum?
Yes it is. Each type of work has a certain dress requirements. You can wear leggings and sneakers into the court as a lawyer
Note: There is a difference between firing someone and not hiring him or her.
Your HR department will likely be versed in the employment laws in your state. Generally speaking, you can’t refuse to hire a person based on age, race, gender, disability, etc.
It would only be discrimination if the employer chose not to hire based on either federal or state employee discrimination laws. I am fairly sure that “state of dress” is not included in any federal or state list of protected classes, but if, for example, a man was dressed in womens’ clothing and the state included gender identity as a protected class, discrimination could be found.
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