Is Your Office Dress Code Reasonable? | Business News Daily


The U.S. has no federal law governing employee dress codes. Because of that, employers are allowed to implement dress code guidelines they feel are appropriate as long as they do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, disability or any other federally protected status.

“Dress codes across industries have become more casual than ever – and what were once major taboos like jeans, stubble, messy buns, tattoos, have become increasingly commonplace in the modern workplace,” said Rachel Bitte, chief people officer at Jobvite.

Rather than attempting to create a strict atmosphere of fancy blouses tucked into long skirts and dress shirts with ties, many employers are now open to informal attire and personal fashion trends.

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