Making Tattoos and Piercings a Workplace Issue Without Breaking the Law

, Corporate Counsel


Just how far can employers go in acting against workers based on professional image alone? Legal issues related to employee lifestyle are rapidly changing.

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  • Hopefully the age of strict guidelines for worker appearance will lessen as a new generation start to take over - I'm talking the ones that don't regard tattoos and individuality as rebellion but more as expression.

  • Arne

    OK, a plaintiff's lawyer would have fun with a policy that quoted scripture! Which holy book applies to which employees? If one item like no tattoos applies, does a divorce prohibition apply? Adultery, homosexuality, how would Elijah decide? What if a catholic person used birth control? What if aJewish person took the lords name in vain?

    You need a real reason to ban expression. Do customers object? Is that enough? Customers in Alabama may object to Hispanic salespeople, for example.

  • Elijah


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