Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
With 38 percent of the Millenial Generation (18 to 29-year-olds) having at least one tattoo, according to a Pew Research study, the norm for workplace dress and fashion statements may be changing.
In Hayden v. Greensburg Community School Corporation, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana found that a school’s haircut policy for the boys’ basketball team did not constitute gender discrimination,...more
Coy Mathis, born a male, has identified as a female since the age of 18 months. Now at six-years old she must confront issues that far exceed the normal trials and tribulations of the first grade classroom. Coy has dressed in...more
In February 2012 we discussed the turmoil that had erupted at schools across the country as students donned breast cancer awareness bracelets with the slogan “I (Heart) Boobies”. The bracelets were quickly banned after school...more
As the holiday approaches, romantically inclined employees look forward to lovely deliveries and declarations that appear in the workplace. Employers desiring fewer holiday and post-holiday complaints may want to do some...more
While it is generally lawful for an employer to develop and implement dress codes and uniform policies, the employer must be mindful of employees' right to practice their religion and wear clothing that comports with their...more
Court provides clarity for UK employers on wearing religious symbols in the workplace, but difficulties in balancing issues of religion and sexuality remain....more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently remanded a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) that found an employer had violated the National Labor Relations Act by ordering an employee to...more
When it comes to employment law, California is often cast as something similar to a socialist state: the People’s Republic of California. Employers, media commentators and members of a certain prominent political party...more
Most employers rely upon their employees to project a certain image to the public. In an effort to control their company’s image, employers may institute appearance policies that set forth grooming and dress standards. These...more
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