Limits on workplace dress code policies
Last August we posted an article on how a male worker in the UK decided to turn up for work in a dress, after previously having been reprimanded by the company for turning up in shorts, in mid-summer, and sent home to change. In that article, we reasoned that employers can establish dress codes but they must respect the constitutional rights of the employee in all cases.
In this regard, Madrid Labor Court number 29 handed down a judgment on December 30, 2015, which was recently upheld by the Labor Chamber of the Madrid High Court on June 17, 2017, in which it ruled to render ineffective the dress code policy regulated in the employee manual of a cell phone repair company.
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