Do women have to wear high heels at work?

2016-05-16 Jennifer Renney-Butland posted:

27- year old Nicola Thorp who was working as a receptionist at PwC in London was sent home for refusing to wear high heels.

Source: BBC News, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36264229

Since the news was reported, she has set up a petition to the government, demanding “Dress code laws should be changed so that women have the option to wear flat formal shoes at work”. The petition has now reached more than 130,000 signatures and will be considered for debate in Parliament.

Currently, there is no law that deals with workplace dress codes for women. Employers can apply different dress rules for men and women as long as the same standards are applied to both sexes.

The news has been widely reported sparking debates, already some companies are reviewing their dress code policy, including the agency who sent Miss Thorp to the role.

For more information on dress code policy, contact us today on 01225 632240 or at info@renneyandco.com.

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