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5810 : Appearance Discrimination
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Memo 5810-2-5: Appearance Discrimination TABLE OF CONTENTS
     EMPLOYERS MAY SET APPEARANCE STANDARDS
     EMPLOYERS MAY NOT HAVE DISCRIMINATORY STANDARDS
     NO APPEARANCE STANDARDS THAT INTENTIONALLY DISCRIMINATE
     NO APPEARANCE STANDARDS THAT HAVE AN ADVERSE IMPACT
     LEGITIMATE BUSINESS REASON MAY EXCUSE DISCRIMINATORY RULE
     LEGAL CONSEQUENCES
     RELATED MEMOS/FORMS

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May a company refuse to hire applicants because of their appearance?
May a company fire employees because of their appearance?
What must a company consider before disciplining employees for their appearance?
When are appearance standards considered to be illegal discrimination?
May companies require employees to wear uniforms or costumes?
May companies require employees to conform to a corporate image?
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Note: Religious organization advisory.1

Note: This Memo applies to all applicants and employees, regardless of classification.2 From here on, the term "individuals" means applicants and employees.

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