How can I tell someone they're dressed inappropriately at work?
June 21, 2009 2:35 PM Subscribe
An intern at work is dressing very inappropriately. Is there any way I can tell her nicely to tone it down?
posted by anonymous to human relations (45 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a male attorney at a law firm. We have a law clerk who's been with us since January and is a 2nd year law student. Since the beginning, she wears tops that plung down her neckline and put her breasts on display. I'm not a prude and I think a little cleavage is fun for everyone. But, this girl is taking it a bit far.
Since she's started working with us, she's always wortn tops that show a lot more cleavage than is work appropriate. It's gotten to where when I have a research assignment for her, I have to concentrate on her face rather than her breasts. The other associates (especially the females) have been making very disparaging comments about her lately, and I feel bad for her.
I wish I could go to the managing partner, but he's a perv and would probably prefer it if the clerk came in topless every day.
Is there a diplomatic way I can speak to this clerk and let her know that her attire isn't work appropriate?