Deodorant and Underwear Are Compulsary for Florida State Employees
Jun 20, 2009 13:45
State workers in Florida have been ordered to use deodorant before coming to work.
Employees of the local authority in Brooksville, near Tampa, will also face the sack if they dress in sexually provocative clothing or go without underwear. It is hoped that the new dress code will make staff smarten up - and stamp out any whiff of body odour.
The guidelines instruct employees to observe 'strict personal hygiene' at all times, including the use of deodorant. And they list ' the observable lack of undergarments and exposed undergarments' as ' unacceptable attire'. The city council has approved the dress code 4-1.
However, Mayor Joe Bernadini opposed the rules, saying the underwear edict 'takes away freedom of choice'.
Employees who turn up to work ' commando' will be sent home and will not receive any pay for the time they are away.
But locals have been left wondering how the new law will be policed. Restaurant manager Mike Hill said: 'Are they going to be doing spot checks? I'm all for hygiene, but this is ridiculous.'