Wearing blue jeans in our office is normally against policy. The exception is that you can wear jeans on Friday but only if you pay $5 to the company’s pet charity. Is this legal?

Posted 10-18-2011

Ann Kiernan replies:

Sure! Since the company could legally ban blue jeans altogether in its dress code, it can certainly provide for exceptions. If you have religious objections to the designated charity, you are entitled to a reasonable accommodation of your beliefs, and could ask to donate to another worthy cause.

Hope you enjoy your casual Fridays!


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