Should employers be allowed to impose a high heels dress code?
Should firms be allowed to make it compulsory for women to wear high heels to work? One accountancy firm, PwC, has changed its workwear policy after complaints from women who were made to wear heels to work.
Receptionist Nicola Thorp has set up a petition calling for it to be made illegal for employers to make women wear high heels to work after she was sent home from the accountancy company for wearing flat shoes. When she pointed out that her male colleagues were not required to wear heels, she was laughed at and sent home without pay.
Ms Thorp told ITV News that she turned up for work wearing smart flat shoes only to be told that she couldn’t wear them and had to buy some heels. “I could either go and buy a pair and then return to work or I would be sent home,” she said.
PwC has made it clear that they have now changed their policy to allow women to wear plain flat or court shoes to work, whichever they prefer.
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