Legal Question in Employment Law in New York

Work place discrimination

My question is regarding dress code in the work place. When I first started there was no dress code. Last week there was a short paragraph distributed that said ''no tight clothing''. My clothes today were not at all tight but form fitting and a little loose. I was told that my pants were too tight and that they were offended particularly with my butt. I believe I am being targeted because I am thin. Larger people wear clothes that are skin tight and nothing has been said to them. We were also recently told that we should dress professionally. I come to work with business suits and am spoken to but other people wear flip flops and t-shirts and that is considered ''okay''. Would I have a discrimination case because I feel I am being targeted as I am thin and most of the other workers are not?

Asked on 11/02/07, 9:26 pm

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Albert Van-Lare The Law Office of Albert Van-Lare
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Re: Work place discrimination

Body size, standing alone, is not a protected category in employment discrimination.

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Answered on 11/04/07, 5:58 pm
Stephen Loeb Law Office of Stephen R. Loeb
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Re: Work place discrimination

I doubt it. Why don't you ask your supervisior for some guidance as to what would constitute appropriate work dress?

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Answered on 11/05/07, 10:19 am

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