Contentious areas may include where some dress codes may not be as modest for women as some religions require. For example, Jewish women may wish to wear a shirt or blouse outside their skirt in order to avoid accentuating their body shape and may prefer to wear long sleeves. This may also apply to women from other religions. There are items of clothing and jewellery which are culturally specific to some religions, for instance Hindu men wear neck beads (known as Kanthi Mala) which are an indication of their faith. Additionally, some religions are designated by body markings such as a red spot on the forehead (Bindi Sindur) and organisations may wish to consider allowing for these within their policies.
Tuesday, 24 April 2012