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Can the employer require the employee to wear clothing that corresponds to a gender stereotype?

No. For example, the employer does not have the right to require a female employee to wear clothes and jewellery considered feminine or make-up, when it comes to the services sector. Unless there are uniforms, the employer can require a generally proper look, but an employee cannot be expected to conform to gender stereotypes.

Furthermore, it is fair and supportive to treat a transgender employee as a representative of the gender he or she feels most comfortable with. This means that a transgender woman may wear a skirt in the work environment and it cannot be banned by the employer. Rather, it can be confusing both in the work environment and among clients, for example, when a transgender woman has to wear clothes intended for male employees at work. Therefore, the employer must not prevent a transgender employee from wearing clothes appropriate to his or her gender identity. Support from the colleagues is important for a person, so that an employee could be actively committed to work.

If you did not find an answer to your concern, you may contact the Estonian Commissioner for Gender Equality and Equal Treatment in a free format by sending an email to avaldus@volinik.ee. When contacting the Commissioner, the identity of the person shall not be disclosed and, upon request, anonymity shall be guaranteed.