Jun 192009
 June 19, 2009  Govt, Laws, U.S., Workplace

The Associated Press reports that the Brooksville, Florida city council Florida city “has written common sense into its employee dress code: Wear underwear to work.” Others might interpret their new code less favorably.

According to their coverage, the council revised their dress code:

The revision instructs employees to observe “strict personal hygiene,” including the use of deodorant. It lists “the observable lack of undergarments and exposed undergarments” as “unacceptable attire.”

It also prohibits clothing with foul language or messages promoting drug use, “sexually provocative” garments, halter tops and piercings anywhere except the ears.

Repeat offenders can reportedly be fired.

So…. does this mean that female employees who wear thongs may have to prove that they are wearing underwear if they bend over and their boss doesn’t see any sign of underwear? If an employee’s deoderant fails, do they get fired?

A private employer can probably get away with more rules if there is no right-to-work in the state, but can a public body impose such rules? Anyone know?

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