The New York Times: Prof. Susan Scafidi Discusses Workplace Dress Codes


Since the early pandemic lockdowns, the no-bra movement has been picking up steam. A number of states, including New York, allow women to go topless in public — which also means braless. Professor Susan Scafidi spoke with the New York Times on the topic.

This gets a little more complicated when it comes to workplace dress codes, according to Susan Scafidi, the founder of the Fashion Law Institute. New York City was, she said, the first jurisdiction to insist on “full gender neutrality,” meaning an employer can “require an individual identifying as female to wear a bra or hide her nipples, but only if the same rule applies to a male employee.”

When it comes to federal law, Ms. Scafidi said, “it only requires that dress codes have gender parity with regard to burdens such as cost.”

Read “Are There Any Rules About Going Braless?” on The New York Times.


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