Iv recently been diagnosed with ASD and was wondering if anyone had ever felt uncomfortable with a companies dress code?
My workplace is changing from casual to suits (Formal) even tough we don't see anyone and work purely by phone. I find suits very uncomfortable especial the restrictiveness of wearing a tucked in shirt to trousers and have always opted for black jeans in the event of a one off occasion.
Wearing restrictive clothes general causes me to sweat (To the point I would be asked if I just got out the shower) and feel really hot.
I was wondering if anyone knows if there is anything I could do?
Has anyone else had this issue?
Would it count as a reasonable adjustment to wear dark jeans? If so would my employer have to allow it?
Thank you and please leave any other thoughts as it is of interest.
I’m exactly the same! I’ve always had issues with clothes, and dressing smart and feeling restricted and uncomfortable can literally leave me unable to focus or do anything. I can sit completely motionless for hours because I’m physically too uncomfortable to move, and I can’t think about anything other than how uncomfortable I am.
I’ve had difficulties in the past with employers telling me I need to dress smarter, and to stop rotating the same two tops throughout the week and buy some more or lose my job, etc.
I don’t have any advice I’m afraid, but following with interest. Maybe contact access to work as they can discuss what you would like as reasonable adjustments?