What should an employer do if an employee refuses to comply with a dress code?

Author: Rhonda Leabo

An employer should attempt to speak with the employee and explain why it is important for the employee to comply with the dress code. If the employee's failure to comply with the dress code is based on the employee's religious beliefs or membership in another protected class, the employer should try to make a reasonable accommodation. In the event that the employee still refuses to comply with the dress code and no accommodation is required, the employer should discipline the employee in accordance with its disciplinary policy.