I have worked for a company for over three years without wearing a uniform, but recently the company decided to be strict with uniform. I have been provided with part of the uniform but they expect me to report to work with full uniform at my own expense. They also want me to wear a particular shoe colour, which I refuse to agree to. I turned up to work with dark smart suit and brown boots and my manager turned round and asked me to go home until I am able to return to work with full uniform. Can she do this, considering full uniform has not yet been provided and can a company force me to wear a particular shoe colour without full consultation? Moreover, I sit behind a desk all day, hence, my shoe colour does not affect my work performance in any way. Uniform/shoe policy is not expressed in my contract neither has it ever been a problem in the last three years.
Hope Oguamanam