Dress Codes Guidance

Guest article kindly supplied by KLC Employment Law.

The Government Equalities Office has published new guidance on dress codes and discrimination.  The guidance was written following a recommendation from the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Select Committee and the Petitions Committee.  It sets out that dress policies do not have to be identical for men and women but that standards must be equivalent and gender-specific requirements such as high heels or make up are likely to be unlawful.