Kelly would win the case in a situation where the company hasn’t briefed her on the employee codes and policies to be followed in advance. And when it comes to violations, it is necessary to address the issue in writing than a conversation. Here it,s an example of an undocumented issue which is liable for litigations. A thorough investigation and documented views of co workers is required before firing. These are some of the points that are in favor of Kelly to win the case.
Kelly would lose her case if the management team had briefed her about the company policies, and if there is a clause in the policy, stating that inappropriate attire could lead to dismissal. The other case scenario would be one where the policy of “sexual discrimination and employment policies” state that the employment policies cannot be termed illegal, if it doesn’t adversely affect the employment of people of certain sex and is necessary for the operation of business. Considering the clause Kelly would definitely loose the case as business attire is the norm in a stock broking firm.