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Summer Dress Code Policy

Editor's Note: On Aug. 29, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision that may impact employer dress code policies, including uniform policies, unless the employer can prove a "special circumstance." For more information on this decision, see NLRB Upholds Tesla Employees' Right to Wear Union Logos.

[Company Name] has a traditional business attire dress code. However, during the summer months, starting the week in which Memorial Day is observed and ending the week in which Labor Day is observed, the company has established a summer dress code that employees may observe on days when they have no in-person client contact.

The following list is a guideline of appropriate and inappropriate attire under the summer dress policy. These are examples only. Managers or supervisors may determine if an employee is dressed inappropriately for the workplace within the summer dress policy. 

Appropriate summer dress

  • T-shirts (no offensive graphics).
  • Polo Shirts.
  • Khakis.
  • Denim jeans.
  • Capri pants.
  • Company logo wear.
  • Dresses or skirts (knee length).
  • Dressy sandals.
  • Casual shoes including clean athletic shoes.

Inappropriate summer dress

  • Shorts.
  • Flip-flops.
  • Sleeveless tops, halter tops or tank tops.
  • Sweatpants.
  • Leggings. 
  • Tight, revealing or otherwise inappropriate clothing. 
  • Athletic wear. 
  • Clothing that is ripped, frayed, stained or messy.

All employees are expected to comply with this dress code in a manner consistent with their gender identity and expression. Employees who report to work inappropriately attired will be asked to leave work to change clothes and will be required to use personal time or vacation time to do so.

Any questions regarding appropriate summer dress should be directed to Human Resources.



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