dress code before clocking in - page 4

the hospital that i work at has just started a policy that requires all employees to dress ''business casual'' when coming to work, at work, and leaving work...i am an ob nurse that wears scrubs..i... Read More

  1. by   mawally218
    Is your hospital purchasing your business casual clothing? Has your hospital heard that there is a nursing shortage?
  2. by   ratchit
    Quote from dee_OB
    the hospital that i work at has just started a policy that requires all employees to dress ''business casual'' when coming to work, at work, and leaving work...i am an ob nurse that wears scrubs..i come to work, change into hospital furnished scrubs, clock in and work....the policy now states, no jeans, gym shoes or sandals (unless wearing hose) will be worn to or from work...most nurses, wearing scrubs at work, don't own business casual....question: can a hospital require a dress policy when we haven't clocked in yet....?
    thank you
    dee
    I'm tempted to suggest that you follow executives around and take pics of them at the mall or taking out the trash in their jammies in the morning.... But we all know the same rules don't apply to them.

    I think it's OK for them to say you can't dress sloppily while you represent the hospital. So maybe it's OK to say you can't wear your hospital ID unless you look professional. But if they are dictating your conduct, I'd say that means you are on the clock.

    It won't HAPPEN that way, but that's the way it should be.

    Sheesh- makes ya wonder if some exec saw an employee in a strip club or something....
  3. by   heart queen
    Well, most of us park on the campus. If I drive a 1974 LTD with enough rust holes to resemble swiss cheeze, the muffler only passes inspection because you bought the sticker from a buddy, and one side tips lower to the ground because the shocks gave out.

    Now does this project a bad image on the facility? Since I'm driving it on campus, will they tell me to buy a different vehicle... "we" have an image to uphold?

    slippery slope
  4. by   critcarenurse16
    Quote from Dplear
    Even if you are at at will employee the rights of the employer do not extend to time that is not paid by the employer and that includes up to the time that you clock in. Federal courts have upheld the right of the employee in those instances.

    Dave
    I'll play Devil's advocate here just for fun...What do you do AFTER you punch in?
    Do the Feds say you then have so many minutes to arrival at your unit to change into a uniform? Or do you change at the clock? Is there a locker room next to the clock? what a sight that would be to see a group of underware clad employees at the clock changing into uniforms.
    I'm glad my facility isn't that anal-yet. I still go to staf meetings in jeans, shorts, whatever. As a matter of fact so does the DON!
  5. by   RNKPCE
    The only place I have heard of that has to follow a dress code while not on duty are people who work for the airlines flying for free. But in this case it is totally understandable, I would wear an evening gown if it meant I got to fly free.
  6. by   Energizer Bunny
    THis to me seems like a complete violation of your rights. I would bet that there was one or two people wearing outrageous things to work and instead of taking care of the problem children, they chose to address the issue this way.....ridiculous IMO...

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