I work in a local, private hospital that has re written it's dress code policy.
One "enforcement" in particular has been bothering me. The policy states that all body piercings and tattoos must be covered or removed for the sake of "professionalism"
This includes those who have them for a religious purpose, such as hindu's who carry the nose piercings. From what I understand, they arn't allowed to take them out or cover them up?
Although I am religious, I have a nose ring but mine is in for more of a spiritual reason.
Legally, can they enforce this? And do you think it's right?
My feeling on this is, if people have to do that, then why not have the german baptists take off their hats and make them wear scrub pants and proper uniform? If it has nothing to do with safety, and it is for the sake of being professional.
Why not have the middle eastern women take off their head dress, if it is for the sake of professionalism?
It just feels like they are targeting and I don't like it at all.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:29 PM on Jan. 27, 2011
Answer by Marwill at 5:25 PM on Jan. 27, 2011
Answer by ria7 at 5:24 PM on Jan. 27, 2011
Answer by Iamgr8teful at 5:31 PM on Jan. 27, 2011
It is enforceable. You always have the choice to oppose it in civil court.
but, if you signed an employee agreement after being provided the code of conduct that stated this prior, you have no case or argument.
Answer by jewjewbee at 7:59 AM on Jan. 28, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 5:23 PM on Jan. 27, 2011
Answer by paganmom05 at 10:47 AM on Jan. 28, 2011
Answer by grismelda at 12:29 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by aeneva at 5:31 PM on Jan. 27, 2011
Answer by popzaroo at 10:41 PM on Jan. 27, 2011