Employee Handbook, Human Resources Training, Workplace dress code

How to Handle Sensitive Dress Code Issues without Getting Sued

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The workplace dress code is one of the many areas that elicit a rather mixed reaction from people. When it is one’s own home, one need not be too worried about what to wear. When one is attending receptions or other get togethers, the dress code matters, but not to the extent it does at the workplace.

The workplace is where we not only make our careers, but also interact with colleagues and others from other organizations and walks of life. What we wear reflects on our sartorial tastes; it also reflects the attitude we bring to work. The dress we wear shows the way we think about the workplace and our approach to work.

Many people think that the dress need not be synonymous with attitudes, because the work we do matters more than what we wear at work. While this is true, it is also true that our dress being in large part being representative of our attitude; it is necessary to be prudent and sensitive to others’ feelings while deciding what to wear. If the dress we wear to work were not something of importance; where was the need for organizations to bring in something called the dress code?

 

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Employee Handbook, Human Resources Training

What are the essential disclaimers your employee handbook should contain?

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The importance of an employee handbook can be understood from the fact that it sets out the tone for major policies relating to employment. A handbook is a kind of reference tool for employees and employers alike. To employees, it states the expectations organizations have from them. From the employer’s perspective, it is a clear manner of stating what the employees are expected to do in terms of service conditions, behavior, dispute settlement, etc.

An important, in fact, perhaps the most important aspect of the employee handbook is the section on disclaimers. The employee handbook disclaimer is the part of the employee handbook which gives employers a degree of defense against legal actions from an employee who gets fired. It is a strong insulation against such actions from employees who believe they were fired in contravention of the terms of employment conditions that were assumed or implied.

Having an employee handbook without a disclaimer gives the employee the opportunity the upper hand when she decides to file a case for wrongful disclosure in the event of termination of service. Most legal jurisdictions rely on the employee handbook to decide if there was any justifiable action or inaction on the part of the employee that led to the termination. If there is no disclaimer in place stating the conditions under which an employee can be removed, then, the employer is standing on weak ground.

 

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