|Sex & Intimacy / 3:36 PM - Wednesday January 12, 2011|
Can your employer dictate what you wear when OFF THE CLOCK??
I was in a management meeting today,and we were TOLD to not wear revealing clothing while SHOPPING off-the-clock at WalMart, where I work. I am lower management, still hourly. A Customer Service Manager.
- Asked by discotrash, A Single Gal, Female, 29-35, Las Vegas, Other Profession
Depends. You may have signed certain things during your orientation that you aren't aware of. Many people do. Especially when they advance into managment...lower mangmnt or not. There are all sorts of things people agree to when getting hired and don't realize it. Some things employers actually know is stretching the boundaries of what most people would agree to, so they cleverly disguise the expectations amongst normal sounding policies. A hypothetical one could be something like a morality clause or reasonable behavior clause. They sound benign and simple but somewhere in the single spaced multi page document might me specific guidelines alowing them to terminate employment if an employee dresses itn what THEY PERCEIVE to be ___________, on or OFF the clock. Most chains prohibit dating of anyone at the business once you are a manager, that is off the clock stuff and seems illegal but they do it and get away with it. You say you work in retail, so you likely work for a chain. Just trust that one of two things is going on. They have their ass covered and you will have to adhere to the rules or get canned, or they are operating on a moral high ground they have no right to and they are opening themselves up to litigation. The former is more likely. Our society is so litigeous, most chains cover thier ass big time, AND they have concerns about their image.