More sportswear-related employment news, following on from Manchester United's run in with a worker wearing a scarf. North East Lincolnshire Council has announced that it will relax its dress code to allow taxi drivers to wear national football shirts during the World Cup (on the BBC website).
The council is introducing a new dress code for cabbies on 1 April banning, among other things, sportswear. But it has said that it will temporarily relax the rules for the duration of the tournament, which runs from 11 June to 11 July. To avoid discrimination, the council is presumably thinking of all national football shirts, not just England shirts.
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