Synopsis By: Dissen - Proceeding Author: Rolf Valtin

An analysis and comparison of three arbitration opinions regarding personal grooming requirements and, in particular, hair-and-beard regulations promulgated by employers. Such regulations are not a matter of managerial discretion, but must meet the test of reasonableness. Valtin notes that arbitrators tend to apply old-fashioned analyses to workplace controversies involving the new morality and changed lifestyles.