Bob Tracy Talks with Women’s Wear Daily about Workplace Antidiscrimination and Personal Expression
Labor and Employment Partner Bob Tracy was quoted in the Women’s Wear Daily article “On Staff: Fashion Works Through Braids and Identity.” The article explores steps that the New York City Commission on Human Rights has taken to identify potentially discriminatory practices involving grooming standards and dress codes.
Bob notes the importance of fashion companies reviewing their practices and policies on personal grooming standards and dress codes in light of the rent enforcement guidance from New York City applying the city’s law against racial discrimination to workplace restrictions on some hair styles and textures as well as prior enforcement guidance from New York City applying gender discrimination law to dress codes that may adhere to gender specific stereotyping.
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Bob practices management-side labor and employment law and business litigation and advises fashion companies on employment issues. Focused on proactive communication, he keeps clients informed of changing employment laws and develops strategic employment policies to avoid litigation, maintain a healthy work culture and minimize risk.