Women Without Heels and Full Makeup Need Not Apply

Blog Post
April 6, 2017
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In recent months, there has been significant international media coverage on differential treatment of men and women with respect to workplace attire. What rights do unionized employees have with respect to differential clothing requirements for men and women?

No Shorts? No Jeans? No Legitimate Reason For a Policy on Work Attire!

January 29, 2016
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In June of 2015, a B.C. arbitrator ruled that a workplace policy restricting employees from wearing shorts and jeans was an unreasonable restriction on their personal rights. This decision, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1767 v BC Assessment Authority, reaffirms the well-established law on rules relating to personal appearance.