Let’s say Tom told you he thinks the beard is part
of his personal religion that he is forming. Do
you think that announcement would change how
you talk to Tom about the issue?
A formal public announcement that Tom`s beard decreases company’s sales and shapes the professional image of the medical community won’t change his behavior. The manager cannot require Tom’s personal fashion to be changed despite the fact it is written in company’s code of ethics. Moreover, as soon as Tom has joined this company more than a year ago with the particular personal religion, he is now able to look as he likes.