Can men wear shorts at work?

It is forecast to be one of the hottest days of the year and one of your more “assertive” male employees turns up in shorts. Do you have to accept it? Well, it depends… An inherent (implied and unwritten) part of any contract of employment (not likely to apply to a “worker” though) is that […]

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High heels on the march over employee dress codes

In recent months employees among our clients have shown more interest in employee dress codes than any other HR policy or procedure within their employee handbook. A petition to stop firms from requiring women to wear high heels at work has attracted over 152,000 signatures. It is unsurprising that the topic is getting the attention […]

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Should males wear skirts at work?

It has been announced that some schools will allow boys to wear skirts and girls to wear trousers. Should such flexibility be extended to the workplace? The law requires dress codes to be equivalent in their effect for both men and women, for them to be otherwise would be discriminatory. It permits, for example, the […]

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