The Arbitrator’s decision in the case of Centre Jeunesse de Montréal – It has the authority to set rules for proper dress, piercings, tattoos and personal appearance in the workplace

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The employer, Centre jeunesse de Montréal – University Institute (hereinafter the "Centre"), adopted a dress code as well as a piercings, tattoos and personal appearance policy for its employees (hereinafter the "Policy").

Although the validity of the Policy was contested by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, local 4268 (hereinafter the "Union"), the arbitrator, Mr. Carol Jobin, found nearly the entire contents of the Policy to be valid in an extensive 60-page decision rendered last April 13.

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