Oxford researcher asks: Can bosses demand you go to work naked?

Oxford researcher asks: Can bosses demand you go to work naked?

Writing on the BBC website, David Edmonds, an award-winning Presenter and Oxford University Researcher, has asked a question pertinent to all HR staff: can an employer dictate your dress-code?

Well, not exactly. Rather, Edmonds asked if an employer could demand that all staff arrive for work naked? Whilst that question might elicit screams of ‘no’ from earnest HR practitioners, no Human Resources staffer would rightly question an employer’s reasonable right to dictate to a staff member that they should wear a uniform. Or, would they?

To continue reading FREE content

To continue reading
FREE content

For news and offers direct to your inbox and online, pop your details below.


* By registering you agree that you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions and that Executive Grapevine International Ltd and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content and products.

If you find yourself asked to register again, please make sure that your browser cookie is enabled.

We would like you to become part of HR Grapevine and join the most engaged online communities of HR Professionals in the UK. Thousands of HR Professionals just like you have already registered with HR Grapevine and we would like you to join in - its FREE!

However, an EU regulation coming our way means that to continue hearing from us, you will need to become a registered user. No matter the outcome of BREXIT, this regulation will apply to us while we remain in the UK and perhaps beyond.

Access across the HR Grapevine site will continue to be free of charge once you register. You will also be able to join our other communities for:

  • Recruiters
  • Business Leaders

Every reader we retain, is very important to us, and we would appreciate you taking the time to Register with us now.


Magazine Features