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Handling Sensitive Dress Code Issues: Tattoos, Piercings and Cross-Dressing, Oh My!

  • Accountant
  • CPA (CA)
  • CPA (US)
  • CA - ICAEW
  • HRCI
  • SHRM
  • ACCA
  • CA - Ireland
  • CA - Scotland
  • CPA - Ireland
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

Pre-Covid, the concept of “professional dress” was under severe strain.

Today, as we begin to return to the office, employees are using traditional discrimination concepts in making claims of lifestyle discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, physical appearance, piercings, tattoos, smoking, and other privacy/personal issues.

At what point does the employee’s right to self-expression interfere with the employer’s right to set boundaries?

Employers must find a happy medium between requiring appropriate dress among their employees and respecting their legal rights. It is critical to establish a balance between workers who favor more formal business attire and those who want the freedom to wear their lifestyle choices.

Attend this CPE webinar to understand how to implement/change a dress code policy and how to avoid becoming the “dress-code policy.”

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Key topics discussed in this course:

  • Dress codes 
  • The Case for Dress Codes 
  • HR’s role in developing and implementing Dress Codes
  • Dress codes and the pandemic 
  • Tattoos 
  • “Distractive” clothing
  • Piercings 
  • Grooming and Hygiene 
  • Transgender dress 
  • Miscellaneous Issues 
  • Communicating the dress code standards

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss how to establish an acceptable and legal dress code policy.
  • To analyze what are the latest issues with gender orientation and identity.
  • To inspect how to change your company dress code (or institute one) without causing a revolt.
  • To discuss how to handle provocative or inappropriate clothing.
  • To analyze where dress codes and discrimination claims meet (and how to avoid them).
  • To discuss how to deal with transgender dress-related issues.
  • To investigate where the legal line is drawn when you have separate dress codes for men and women.
  • To explain how to tailor your dress code to fit workers in different types of jobs-- from the warehouse to the corner office.
  • To discuss how to effectively communicate your dress code expectations to workers.
  • To inspect dealing with employees who consistently push the dress code envelope.

Recommended For

  • This webinar for CPAs and CMAs is recommended for Top-level management personnel, HR professionals, CEOs, CFOs, and Entrepreneurs desiring to understand how to handle sensitive dress code issues.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Owner
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CFO/Controller
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • HR Professionals
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPD Credit of Personal/ Human Resources for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Personal/ Human Resources for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 PDC Credit of Business Acumen for SHRM Professionals (Approval No. 22-YXYPC)
  • 1 RCH Credit of HR (General) for Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) (Approval No. 583763)
  • 1 General Credit of Personal/ Human Resources for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals
  • 1 CPD Credit for CA - ICAEW
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Ireland (CAI)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Scotland
  • 1 CPD Credit for CPA - Ireland

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About Presenter

Greg Chartier

, The Office of Gregory Chartier

Dr. Chartier is the Principal of HRinfo4u, a human resource consulting firm and a well-known educator and speaker. As a consultant, he works with organizations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their human resource function. He has worked extensively in designing, developing and implementing human resource program, procedures and systems for smaller and mid-size firms up and down the Hudson Valley.

Greg is a thought provoking professional speaker and his wisdom and insights into management and leadership make him an electrifying speaker and seminar leader.  His seminars are customized to reinforce company mission, vision, values and culture and the content is practical for team leaders, managers, supervisors and executives alike.

Dr. Chartier has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, an MBA in Finance and a PhD in Human Resources. He is a National Member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) as well as a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) by SHRM.

He is a member of the faculty at Pace University, where he works with the Continuing and Professional Education Programs and the Human Resources Institute at Pace. He is also a member of the faculty of the New York Medical College, where he teaches in the Masters’ in Public Health Program.

He is the author of What Law Did You Break Today? A guide to the federal laws and regulations that employers must comply with. 


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Ratings and Review


289 Ratings



Very Good









April Jakubiak, Others

Aug 4th, 2022

I really liked this course. I learned that you should define and/or show what the expected dress code is. Also you should define and/or show what casual wear is. Tattoos, religion, facial hair can all contribute to dress code. It was very interesting.


Cynthia Bishop, CPA (US)

Feb 8th, 2022

The class was insightful and very helpful. I found it engaging and certainly NOT boring. I thought some of the attendees were rather unkind with comments. The instructor handled them very well.


Kristin Doubrava, CPA (US)

Feb 8th, 2022

The sound started cutting out during the second half of the presentation. It made it very difficult to follow along. I used the handouts as a backup when I couldn't hear the presentation.


Jael Henckelbeaudette, PHR, SHRM - CP

Aug 29th, 2022

The example of using the term "distracting clothing" was so helpful! Great instructor - always uses relevant examples, but he is also succinct in his delivery.


Jennifer Derosa, SHRM - CP

Jun 20th, 2022

Greg provided a great overview of Sensitive Dress Issues, I appreciated the real-life examples he provided throughout.

Handling Sensitive Dress Code Issues: Tattoos, Piercings and Cross-Dressing, Oh My!


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