HR Tip of the week: Summer attire in the workplace!
Summer dress code policies should encourage workers to wear comfortable clothing, which will boost morale, but should also include specific examples of what’s inappropriate to make sure employees don’t offend others or lose clients.
A summer dress code policy should strive to strike a balance between employee comfort, health and safety, and business needs. People use clothing as a means of personal expression or self-identity.. So, it is not enough to require that employees use good judgment or state that they may dress in business casual attire. Rather, any policy should clearly define key terms using gender-neutral language and specific examples.
Examples of appropriate summer attire:
T-shirts (solid color only).
Jeans (clean and not torn).
Examples of inappropriate attire:
Tank top shirts.
T-shirts with logos.
Cutoff or ripped shorts.
Flip-flops or open-toed sandals or shoes.
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