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Policies, Procedures & SafeguardsJuly 28, 2014
The popularity of tattoos is increasing and it seems that society is becoming more accepting of tattoos, however some workplaces strongly oppose employees showing tattoos whilst at work. A staggering 20% of Australians have at least one tattoo. This means that there are plenty of people out there who may find themselves in a job where tattoos are required to be covered.
A woman working as a business executive in the UK has been dismissed for failing to cover a large butterfly tattoo on her foot. She said that she was a business woman who wore smart business dresses and to wear a sock to cover her tattoo or a large band aid would be silly, look stupid and most probably draw more attention to the tattoo. By failing to abide by the no tattoo on show policy, she was dismissed.
Tattoos in your workplace do not need to be a permanent problem. If you are an employer who thinks tattoos are unprofessional and do not belong in the workplace, contact Employsure. We can help you to implement policies which prevent tattoos from being visible at work or revise your uniform policy.
*Information sourced via HC online website.