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Watch: Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
April 16, 2013

With 38 percent of the Millenial Generation (18 to 29-year-olds) having at least one tattoo, according to a Pew Research study, the norm for workplace dress and fashion statements may be changing. videojournalist Ed Alpern reports on employees’ rights to express themselves with tattoos while on the job.

Right now, it’s the employer who draws the line. Courts have held employers have the right to set appearance and dress codes. These should be written down and fairly and equally applied.

Employment lawyer Joan Clarke of the Tucker Law Group in Philadelphia, Penn., explains laws applicable to tattoos. Employers can have separate dress and appearance policies for different categories of employees, for example, those interacting with the public and those not.

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