New Health System Policy in Ohio Requires Employees to Wear Underwear

Employees at Summa Health Systems in Ohio can no longer have bright colored red or blue hair and women must cover their legs, as part of a new dress code policy.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports men must also trim their beards and everyone is required to wear underwear under the new policy, which was updated last week.

The policy states visitors have a right to expect "a neat and professional appearance" of those serving them and that violators can be disciplined and asked to change.

The policy affects all employees, including those in Akron City, St. Thomas and Barberton hospitals, SummaCare insurance agency, Summa Physicians Inc., and outpatient facilities.

A Summa spokesman says the policy is designed with patients' best interests and safety in mind.

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