Dress Code Policy

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Option #2: Human Resources and Business Policy Employer 's desires to regulate their employees appearance in the workplace has increased substantially as today 's society continues to encourage and embrace self-expression. Although many employees are uncertain of their rights and responsibilities, as they pertain to appearance-based discrimination, employers continue to institute dress codes to regulate the appearance of their employees in the workplace. Dress codes, requirements for grooming, and appearance-based policies and standards are all legally permitted work practices (Marcum & Perry, 2010). However, employers must be aware that imposing gender-differentiated appearance and grooming standards that assume a clear and unmistakable relationship to a protected class, or are not based on genuine occupational qualifications, are considered illegal (Perkins, 2014).
Evan Todd Salon and Spa 's Dress Code Policy In the late nineteen-sixties, Congress recognized that classifications based on age, religion, sex, or national origin may serve as a necessary means for neutral employment qualifications essential to an employer’s business (Perkins, 2014). Congress created what is known as a bona fide occupational qualification (Borna, Stearns, Smith & Emamalizadeh, 2008). This qualification applies to the
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Being a high end spa facility, their policy dictates appearance based policy 's to allow their company to maintain an air of professionalism. However, one of the policies dictates that employees must refrain from any head coverings in order to maintain a mainstream dress code amongst female and male employees. In addition, any violations of the dress code are subject to reprimand including termination. Although the company aims for professionalism, their policy violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on the basis of religious dress and grooming

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