Dress codes and sex discrimination: what you need to know

For employers who set dress codes and employees and job applicants who may have to abide by them.



This guidance has been written following a recommendation from the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Select Committee and the Petitions Committee. It sets out how the law might apply in cases of sex discrimination where an employer requires female staff to wear, for instance, high heels, make-up, hair of a particular length or style, or revealing clothing.

Published 17 May 2018