In order to maintain a safe, healthy, clean and functional work environment, Paradise Nutrients Pty Ltd requires that employees wear clean and appropriate clothing for the job. Our dress code policy provides guidelines and some restrictions on acceptable attire in the workplace.
This policy applies to all employees who work from our offices, farms, factories or in public and who may come into contact with customers, colleagues, visitors or members of the public in the course of their duties. This includes off-site and off-site activities and activities outside normal working hours.
Dress, grooming and personal cleanliness standards contribute to the morale of all employees and have an impact on the company’s image. Indeed, Paradise Nutrients Pty Ltd want employees who represent the organization or who work on the company’s premises to have a professional look and to wear appropriate clothing for a workplace.
During business hours or when representing Paradise Nutrients Pty Ltd you are expected to present a clean, neat, and tasteful appearance. You should dress and groom yourself according to the requirements of your position and accepted social standards. This is particularly true if your job involves dealing with customers or visitors in person.
Your supervisor or department head is responsible for establishing a reasonable dress code appropriate to the job you perform. Consult your supervisor if you have questions as to what constitutes appropriate appearance. Where necessary, reasonable accommodation may be made to a person with a disability.
Without unduly restricting individual tastes, the following personal appearance guidelines should be followed:
3.1 Acceptable clothing
- Dress shirts and pants, sports jackets, blazers
- Any shirts, pants, skirts or shorts that are not excessively tight or revealing
- Clean shoes, including sneakers, boat shoes, sandals, or boots
3.2 Inacceptable clothing
- All clothing worn must be appropriate professional attire for the job type.
- Any excessively revealing clothing
- Clothing, which is not appropriate to body size, i.e., extreme “baggy” or “tight”
- Clothing with offensive pictures, racial, sexist or slogans
- Clothing or shoes with excessive tears, holes, stains, or dirt
- Being a natural supplements-based business, Facial jewellery, such as eyebrow rings, nose rings, lip rings and tongue studs, are not professionally appropriate and must not be worn during business hours.
- Hair must be clean, combed and neat.
- Unnaturally coloured hair and extreme hairstyles, such as spiked hair and shaved heads, do not present an appropriate professional appearance.
- Moustaches, beards, goatees and sideburns are acceptable only if they are clean and neatly trimmed.
- Fingernails should be neat, clean and of moderate length.
- Nail polish in the companies manufacturing areas is not permitted. All staff including office staff may randomly be required to enter manufacturing areas so to comply with company compliance policies Paradise Nutrients Pty Ltd has adopted has a nail polish free workplace.
- For external employees nail art and nail colours that are extreme are not appropriate in the business environment.
3.6 Piercing and tattoos
- Multiple ear piercings (more than one ring in each ear) are not professionally appropriate and must not be worn during business hours.
- Visible excessive tattoos and similar body art must be covered during business hours.
3.7 Odour and hygiene
- Offensive body odour and poor personal hygiene is not professionally acceptable.
- Strongly scented perfume, hairspray, cologne, or other personal products
If an employee’s clothing is deemed inappropriate, he or she may receive verbal notices or a written warning. In the event of a serious violation of the policy, the employee will be required to change clothes (or modify their appearance eg remove piercings, cover tattoos etc, in line with our Dress Code Policy). Any time off work for this purpose must be unpaid unless, at the employee’s written request, the use of vacation pay or other free time credits is authorised.
Repeated violations or violations that have major repercussions may result in disciplinary action being taken up to and including suspension and termination.