Robert Tracy and Maja Szumarska Discuss Dress Code Discrimination in New York Law Journal
Robert Tracy and Maja Szumarska co-authored the article “Are dress codes and grooming policies a source of potential liability for employers?” for the New York Law Journal’s Fashion Law issue published on August 26, 2019. Recently, state and local governments have passed new laws and increased enforcement of existing laws to protect employees from discrimination based on race or gender identity or expression in the workplace. In the article, they review the new guidance and discuss best practices for employers to update their dress and grooming policies and practices.
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Maja Szumarska focuses on brand protection and enforcement. She represents many prominent brands in litigation matters involving trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement claims and enforcement actions in federal court. Maja is an experienced litigator and has represented companies in various industries in commercial disputes in federal and state courts. She frequently litigates labor and employment law matters involving discrimination and harassment, retaliation, restrictive covenants and wage and hour claims.
Robert Tracy is Chair of Gibney’s Labor and Employment Group. He practices management-side labor and employment law and business litigation. Bob keeps clients informed of changing employment laws and develops strategic employment policies to avoid litigation, maintain a healthy work culture and minimize risk. He has conducted seminars on employment issues including ADA, FMLA, sexual harassment and union avoidance.