The recent “Shoegate” incident when temp worker Nicola Thorp was sent home for not wearing high heels has put the issues around appropriate and inappropriate dress at work firmly back in the spotlight.
It nearly always arises when we hit sunny weather when the “when is a flip flop actually a sandal“ argument rears its head!
So we thought it may be a good time to revisit some guidelines around how to deal with a team member who is inappropriately dressed for work (which could be anything from being too casual - T-shirts, rather than shirts - to revealing a bit too much)
So how to start?
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