Should employers modify dress codes in this heatwave?

Partner & Director of Finance & Business Support at SA Law, Gill Garrett, comments in The Times on dress codes in the heatwave.

Has the recent bout of hot weather impacted the way employees dress for work?


Older readers might remember the excitement when “dress down Fridays” arrived in London law firms in the wake of west coast tech coolness. But “wear what you like” quickly converted into business casual, sartorial correctness set in and one uniform replaced another. Now you don’t even have to describe it as dress down — “It’s just ‘Friday’,” said a City lawyer this week.

So, in the midst of this summer’s heatwave, has every day become a Friday? 

Gill Garrett, Partner and Director of finance and business support comments in this piece by Edward Fennell on seasonal dress codes for men and for women, sensitivities around possible sexist comments and who decides the dress codes in law firms and barrister chambers. 

Click to read the full article in The Times here, please bear in mind there is a paywall.

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