Q. We have an employee who simply won't dress appropriately. Her work is acceptable outside of that, but the clothing issue is disrespectful and intolerable to me. What can we do about it?
A. First, your dress code requirements should be clearly articulated in your employee manual. Make sure that the employee has a copy of that and understands what is required of them. With something like clothing, you may also need to provide examples of what is appropriate and what is not appropriate. It's possible that the employee believes that what they are wearing is in fact office appropriate.