LONDON – British lawmakers focused on footwear Monday, asking whether employers should be able to make women wear high heels as part of a corporate dress code.
Members of Parliament were to debate a ban on mandatory workplace high heels, in response to a petition started by a receptionist who was sent home without pay for wearing flat shoes.
Nicola Thorp was told in December 2015 that her shoes were unacceptable for a temporary assignment in London with finance firm PwC.
Her employment agency, Portico, had a dress code specifying that female workers must wear non-opaque tights, have hair with “no visible roots,” wear “regularly re-applied” makeup — and appear in shoes with a heel between 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) high.
( Billy’s thoughts – This sounds like big brother. No government should tell a place of business they can not have some kind of dress code. These British lawmakers are wasting the time, and money of the people they are serving. Read the rest of this story. )