Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce



Managing employee appearance in the workplace can be challenging.  Generally, private employers can set whatever dress, grooming, and appearance standards that they think are appropriate for their businesses, as long as the standards are not discriminatory.  Employers, however, have an obligation to provide reasonable accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs, unless doing so would create an undue burden, which sometimes means making exceptions to dress and appearance standards.

 Join Attorney Karina L. Schrengohst for a roundtable-style seminar to discuss appearance in the workplace and religious accommodations, including:

 An overview of religious discrimination law;

  • Dress and appearance standards;
  • Body modification (tattoos and piercings); and
  • Workplace culture, individual self-expression, and employee retention.

 Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Cost: $30.00 per person

Location: Royal, P.C., 270 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA  01060

 Please mail your payment and make your check payable to Royal P.C., 270 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 01060.  Advance registration is required, and seating will be limited.  Please contact Heather Loges at to register, or if you have any questions about this seminar.

 Parking options: On-street parking along Pleasant Street, or the City of Northampton public parking lot, which is just off of Pleasant Street, and is adjacent to the YES Computer building. 

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