Susanne Krejsa MacManus' five finger excercise
04/2020: The World of Shoes
There are dress codes in many companies worldwide, which is permissible in terms of a managerial prerogative to issue directives, but where are the limits? The Regional Labour Court of Cologne, for example, ruled that the colour of one’s nail polish was no business of the employer, but it can very well stipulate that employees “wear bras, bustiers or a vest”, and also prescribe the colour of their underwear, so that it does not show through.
One Swiss bank even demands “elegant artificial fingernails” from its female employees, but prohibits intrusive jewellery, as well as skirts that are too tight on the bum. Whether the heel height is limited to 7 cm due to health considerations or with a view to the ability of male colleagues to concentrate is not known.
My previous ‘five finger exercises’ and newsletters can be read here. I’d be delighted if they were shared!
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