|Dec. 3, 2012 | www.fisherphillips.com|
There is no question that tattoos, body piercings, and other forms of self-expression have become commonplace in modern society, especially among the Gen X and Gen Y demographic. As a result, employers have to deal with these issues in the workplace, even in companies that traditionally have had conservative dress and appearance expectations such as high-end restaurants and luxury hotels. Although we as a society seem to have become much more accepting of individuals’ choices for self-expression, we don’t all necessarily agree that this is good for business. So the question remains, can an employer curb the limits of its employees’ self-expression in the form of tattoos, piercings, extremes in dress, jewelry, and hairstyles at work without getting sued? The answer is yes!