What not to wear when you’re at work

As we head into a referendum, Irish firms are navigating the tricky terrain of employees wearing political T-shirts at work

Father Ted’s legendary attempts to get Father Jack to respond to challenging questions with the answer “That would be an ecumenical matter” (instead of his usual foul-mouthed tirade) come to mind as employers ponder how to deal with difficult dress issues in an increasingly casual work environment.

The issue has come into sharp focus at the moment as employees, particularly in the jeans and T-shirt environment common in many multinational companies, choose to ...