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United Kingdom

UK: Guidance: ‘Dress codes and sex discrimination – what you need to know’

The Government Equalities Office has published a short guidance on dress codes and sex discrimination for employers, employees and job applicants.

It sets out recommendations for employers when setting or revising a dress code policy – and also advises against a policy that:

  • has gender specific prescriptive requirements
  • could lead to harassment by colleagues or customers
  • prohibits religious symbols that do not interfere with an employee’s work