Can There Be A Rule About Undergarments?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about underwear:

Can a workplace tell you what kind of undergarments you can wear?

Signed, Wondering

Dear Wondering:

We aren’t attorneys so we can’t provide a definitive legal answer. However, it doesn’t require an attorney to say that in the U.S. there is no law about dress codes as long as they don’t discriminate or create an adverse effect on a protected class of employees (age, gender, ethnicity, etc.)I don’t know what kind of situation has developed in your company but usually rules about undergarments relate to the fact that they are showing or that they show through regular clothing or are otherwise problematic.

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