Does a employer have to provide beard nets for employees?

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Does a employer have to provide beard nets for employees?

Asked on November 4, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

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M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Your employer can choose to give hair nets or not, even if having such a net is required. The fact is that workers can be required to provide their oown uniforms, equiopment, etc. That is unless a union agreement or employment contract states otherwise.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, an employer does not need to provide beard nets: they can require employees with beards to provide their own, the same way that employees who must wear workbooks or gloves can be required to furnish their own. The employer may provide the nets but does not have to.


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