(PCM) Starbucks has recently unveiled their new dress code policy and many of the new rules which are being enforced are certainly raising quite a few eyebrows and being met with quite a bit of outrage from both employees and consumers alike.
In their defense, Starbucks has claimed that the reason for the new dress code policy which bans employees from wearing any type of jewelry with stones, is based upon new Food and Drug Administration guidelines and was not put in place by them as a company.
The policy states that employees will not be able to wear any watches, bracelets, or wedding/engagement rings if they contain stones. The only jewelry that employees are able to wear is necklaces if they are placed under the shirt, two small earrings and plan wedding bands that do not contain any stones.
What makes the new policy even more odd is that employees are now allowed to freely show their tattoos and even leave small piercings such as nose studs in while at work. Customers have been up in arms on social media claiming that they would much rather see a barista at Starbucks wearing a ring or necklace rather than covered in tattoos and a nose piercing.
Employees feel that some of their jewelry is very emotionally significant to them and that they should be able to wear it freely.
The reason behind the new policy is due to the fact that bacteria and other particles can become trapped inside of the jewelry and in turn contaminate the food products.
How do you feel about the new policy? Fair or unfair?