Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent Dress Code questions

I have a question. My wife slipped and fell at work. There

Hi, I have a question. My wife slipped and fell at work. There was a sticky substance on the floor. She has been off for two weeks. Her superior just pulled her in today (first day back) and told her she should consider wearing different shoes with less heel height ifor she feels the floors are too slippery.JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And do you have copies of the medical records?Customer: ILLINOIS and yes.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: We finally got worker's comp to move on this after two weeks.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: As of right now, I can't think of anything else.

Read more

wallstreetfighter

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

18,378 satisfied customers
My employer at my salon told two Hispanic workers that they

My employer at my salon told two Hispanic workers that they couldn't speak Spanish in her salon. The employer also told an African American worker that she needed to go home and straighten her hair because it was pulled back in a bun in its natural state. She has not provided the two youngest salon workers parking passes and they have to pay to park with no reimbursement. Could this be a discrimination issue here?

Read more

wallstreetfighter

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

18,378 satisfied customers
I was hired on at a place of employment after the interview

I was hired on at a place of employment after the interview process and my first day was told I had to cut my hair or I could not work there I had my hair same way I had it today in the interview do I have a discrimination caseJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, it just happened todayJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Before I was told to start my first day I was called and let known that tattoos were the frowned upon and I asked what do I need to cut my hair too and was told no

Read more

Marc Esq USA

Attorney at Law

JD

596 satisfied customers
I work in Alachua County, FL that includes Trans in a

I am Transgender and I work in Alachua County, FL that includes Trans in a protected class as far as discrimination is concerned. I am the VP of Engineering and recently complained that my boss, the CEO, was discriminating against me. His management of me has caused stress, anxiety and depression. The company, 50 employees has a lawyer coming in on Friday to act as an independent assessor of the situation. Here is my evidence. Please tell me what you think about its strength and which elements are the most important for making my case.1) Continual mis-gendering2) Expecting me to do menial tasks.3) Second guessing & micro-managing things that I do.4) being picky and not consistent with others regarding timekeeping5) Different rules of conduct for him and for me.6) Squashing financial consideration awarded me by CFO/HR7) Isolating me from others in the company.8) Not considering my 34 years of technical expertise9) Supporting Trans but picking me up on the slightest slip up. E.g. dress code and bathroom policy10) Expecting me to do the jobs of three people. manager, engineer and technician. Staff left/moved not replaced)11) Insisting I meet with him alone to discuss difficult work topics rather than be there with two of my peers and then complaining that he didn't want a meeting with 18 people. (Silly I know but that is a real situation)Is the above sufficient or am I trying to ride a dead horse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11)

Read more

Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

20,058 satisfied customers
Its about dress codes of Illinois resturants workers. I

its about dress codes of Illinois resturants workers. I don't even know where to startJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: its part time, in a convenience store,JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: they just started this new dress code about wearing a hat. I wear a hair net which is state law. Do I have to wear a hat?

Read more

Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

20,058 satisfied customers
My employer is implementing a new dress code. The employer

My employer is implementing a new dress code. The employer will provide 2 shirts, the employee can choose between long sleeve and short sleeve shirts however employees cannot wear a long sleeve t-shirt under the short sleeve work shirt nor can the employee wear a sweater over either. If we do we will be have a write up. So if I am cold and wear put on a sweater I am out of compliance with company policy and can expect to be written up. Is this right?

Read more

ScottyMacEsq

Doctoral Degree

24,222 satisfied customers
I work at a local Publix supermarket. I am informed that it

I work at a local Publix supermarket. I am informed that it is policy for men to keep their hair short. And women can keep it long, as long as it is put up and under a hair net. I am a male and I am wondering if it is legal or considered sexist to keep me from growing my hair back out. I believe it would be reasonable as long as I kept it pulled back and worn under a hair net as well.

Read more

Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

20,058 satisfied customers
I was red at Goldkey, as a server, approximately a year ago.

Good afternoon. I was hired at Goldkey, as a server, approximately a year ago. At the time I had dreadlocks. I had been through two interviews, and been introduced to all the management and no one said anything. I quit my other job as it was apparent I would not be able to juggle two jobs. During my first day of training on the front of house I was approached by my general manager and told that the director of food and beverage said that I needed to cut my hair, or I could no longer work there. They were goinf for a more professional look. Dismayed, I asked why wasn't I informed this in the interviews. They did not have an answer. But now all of a sudden it was a problem. They said I had to have it cut by the next shift, the day after, or I could not work there. Had I known that from the beginning I would have stayed at my other place of employment. I told them this wasn't just my hair, but a large part of my identity. It did not matter. Seeing as this was now my only job, I did not have the option to keep my dreads. Sadly, I obliged. A couple of months later, the company hired a food runner who had dreads. I approached my managers, and voiced my concern. I was told that because I handle food more often and was in front of guests most of the time, that was why I had to cut my hair and he did not. He is a food runner. They handle food a lot more than I do as a server. He is also on the front of house, dropping off plates to customers. I felt slighted to say the least. I lodged a complaint with my manager. I told her that there needs to be a consistency in the dress code policy and this issue with hiring people with dreadlocks needs to addressed. I was told that not only did my complaint reach HR, but an email was sent out to all the managers concerning our dress policy. It still did nothing for me, who has spent there entire 20's growing my hair out. A couple of months later, they hire another dreadhead for foodrunner. 3 weeks ago, they hired another server with dreads. I ask her "Did anyone talk to you about your hair?". She said no. I asked the two food runners. They both said the same. I was the ONLY who was fed that bullshit line to cut my hair. No one else. So I approached management to get the number of the HR director. She doesn't get in until today. Am I over-reacting?Is this subtle discrimaination? Should I talk to HR? Thank you for your time

Read more

Marsha411JD

Doctoral Degree

19,662 satisfied customers
I'm a genderfluid 22 year old who was born female.

Hi. I'm a genderfluid 22 year old who was born female. I'm Jewish (religious) and work at a store mainly owned and operated by frum (religious) Jews and in the heart of a Jewish community. The only dress code I was told was that I have to dress tzniusly (modestly). As I was born female, the expectation is long-sleeved shirts and knee-length skirts. I have no problem with the shirts, but I would like to be able to wear pants on my 'boy' days. However, I don't want to get fired.So my question is this - would my employers have legal right in firing me if I were to wear pants to my job one day? Or am I protected under gender identity/sexual orientation laws? Any information would be helpful.Sincerely,Mx Chani Elkin

Read more

Samuel II

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

31,960 satisfied customers
View more employment law questions
In The News