Thursday, May 12, 2016

High heels :Sexist dress code revised

As reported on the BBC , a London finance company sent home a temp without pay for refusing to wear high heels has changed its policy. Receptionist Nicola Thorp, was told to wear shoes with a "2in to 4in heel" when she arrived at work but when she refused, Nicola was sent home and set up a petition calling for the law on dress code to be changed. More than 50,000 people signed it, which triggers the requirement for a government response. As a result the company have revised their dress code and now making it clear to their female employees they can wear plain flat shoes or plain court shoes as they prefer.

Further Reading
Dent G. (2016) You won't part me from my high heels – if this is millennial feminism, I'm joining the patriarchy Independent

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