The regulatory busybodies can’t control themselves. This is just a tiny, minuscule example of why government should be kept as small as possible. Government attracts busybodies like a bug zapper attracts junebugs.
By the way, a tie is a sign of respect for oneself and for one’s business associates. I rarely wear a tie. In videos I almost never wear a tie, because I live the domestic life in many respects offline. But if I go to meetings or if I am on a stage I wear a tie. And it is entirely reasonable that a company insist that its employees wear a tie. Plus, a well tailored suit is a pleasure.
Who’d have thunk it, a tie is a symbol of rebellion in California. (One of the reasons I always wore one in San Fransisco. In that city a tie makes an impression.)
The mayor also attacked the insistence that professional men wear neckties through a gender discrimination lens, saying, “I don’t think it’s appropriate in America today to make anyone do something that is now known to be detrimental to your health. Especially if it’s based on gender.” In a separate interview, Parris said, “It would be tantamount to us saying that women had to wear high heels. We know it’s bad for them.” (A New York City Human Rights Commission argued similarly in 2015, saying the requirement that men wear neckties is every bit as gendered as requiring that female employees wear skirts.)
Reason contacted Parris’s office to learn whether the ban was intended for private employers in the city, or just the city government. Parris’s office confirmed that he was, in fact, referring to private employers, and sent a press release reiterating that research shows ties restrict blood flow to the brain.
This problem is easily solved. Get the right size shirt and tie. Ties are not supposed to be uncomfortable, if worn correctly.