Faysal Bank has made it compulsory to wear hijab and dresses with loose-fitting for its female employees under its new dress code.
The order issued earlier this week by the Faysal Bank head office asks its female employees to wear modest dresses as ‘it is a cultural requirement.’
All female employees should dress elegantly with cultural norms that are shalwar kameez, kurta suit, or any modest dressing.
The female staff has been advised to wear shoes or formal flat heels.
All the female staff in the Islamic Banking Group that Head Office and Islamic Branches (existing and new) are required to wear Hijab while on duty, training, and clients’ visits, as required by Islamic injunction.
Adherence to this dress code is mandatory and shall apply to regular employees and internees alike. It will also be communicated to new candidates during the interview sessions.
Moreover, women would also have to show discretion in their selection of makeup and jewelry.
On the other hand, male employees have been directed to wear suits or dress trousers, dress shirts, suit jackets (obligatory for VP and above, optional for the rest), necktie, and dress shoes in the office.
Shalwar kameez with a formal waistcoat or sherwani is also allowed. Employees facing customers in branches open on Saturdays shall also follow this code from Monday through Saturday.
According to the bank, the code of conduct is designed to guide the personal business ethics of all and applies to every employee of Faysal Bank. The bank also plans to bind other persons performing services for it by contract or agreement.