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Dress in the workplace, tattoos and piercings


What are you allowed to ask your employees to wear? And how far can you influence how they present themselves in the workplace and to your customers?

This can be a very tricky issue which has led many employers into high profile debates in the media spotlight.

In this half-day course, our experienced trainers will explain, in a practical and straightforward way, employer and employee rights, the benefits of having a dress code policy and how best to successfully implement one.

Business need

Dress codes play an important role in the workplace as they set clear standards for employees to follow. They can also help ensure the employer’s image is protected in customer facing environments.

Although there is no specific legislation regarding dress codes in the workplace, employers must be aware of how other legislation can have an effect on policy development as Employment Tribunals have determined several cases where employees have argued that a company’s dress code has breached their rights.

This has in many cases proved very expensive to employers in terms of time, resource and compensation payments.

This course will help ensure that you are aware of good practice in developing a clear dress code policy and the benefits of involving the staff who will be affected.

The course will also look at possible pitfalls for employers and how breaches of policy should be dealt with.

Suitable For

• HR / personnel professionals

• Employment Relations specialists

• Owners of small and medium sized businesses

• Managers and supervisors

• Employee representatives


The course includes:

• The benefits to employers of having a dress code policy

• What the policy should include

• How other legislation can affect a dress code

• The benefits of involving the employees concerned

• Flexibilities to a company policy

• Tattoos, body piercing and hair – how to address these in your policy

• How breaches to a dress code should be dealt with

• A detailed look at a number of case law decisions involving dress codes in the workplace

Venue Newport: Venue TBC   Map (opens in new window)   Date 19/02/2018    Time 09:30 - 13:00   
Price £105.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
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* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.