Too Sexy for Bank = Bank Dress Code?

You might have followed the story about the Citibank employee who claimed that she was fired for being “too sexy” — http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=7525073 She is now pursuing her legal options. Perhaps in direct response to this problem UBS has just announced a bank dress code — http://views.washingtonpost.com/leadership/post_leadership/2010/12/ubs-bank-dress-code.html?hpid=topnews. The code is quite specific and details such things as hair coloring (okay for women (so long as the roots don’t show), but not okay for men (because it makes them look old) and what types of food are acceptable to eat at lunch (avoid garlic and onions). While the policy no doubt was well-intended, it seems certain that some type of discrimination claim will arise from its publication and/or enforcement.

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