The three most viewed articles on HRinfodesk this week deal with an employer's dress code, if a criminal conviction can be viewed as a disability and how guetto comments in the workplace can be construed as discriminatory.
The three most read articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with discrimination based on on ethnic background and place of origin, amendments to the Old Age Security regulations, and what you need to remember when hosting company holiday parties.
In the employment setting, there is a constant tension between an employer’s desire to control its image and employees’ rights to be free from discrimination and to freely express themselves. While it is generally accepted that an employer may impose appearance-based requirements if it establishes a legitimate business reason for the rule, it seems hard to believe that an employer could justify refusing to hire a person based on their physical appearance. However,...
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