It is our responsibility to present a professional image to our customers, potential employees, co-workers and the public at all times. Most of us appreciate that and honor the intention of business casual guidelines. Since several questions have been raised recently, we thought it would be useful for us to clarify the guidelines on what is considered to be inappropriate workplace attire.
We continue to believe at a minimum “clothes should be neat and clean, and in good condition, for example without rips or stains.” Clothing that works well for the beach, yard work, exercise sessions, and picnics are not appropriate for a professional appearance at work. While we are each expected to use our best judgment in selecting clothing appropriate for work, the following is a partial list of inappropriate workplace attire:
For employees that wish to dress down on Fridays, we implemented a “jeans day”. Jeans on Fridays are considered acceptable workplace attire as long as they are neat, clean, and free of rips and stains. Also, it is good to keep in mind that jeans may not be appropriate for certain meetings that may come up on Fridays, so it is important for the employee to use good judgment in regards to this. Please note that UB encourages us to wear blue and/or shirts with a UB logo on Fridays.
Exceptions to the dress guidelines will be made for work conditions which could ruin clothing or where safety issues exist. Employees that have questions as to what is appropriate in these circumstances should discuss the issue with their immediate supervisor.
Please accept our thanks for your support in advance and for your continuous commitment to UB and its image.