Parliamentary Report on Discriminatory Work Dress Codes

When Nicola Thorpe was sent home from work for refusing to wear high heels she made headline news but also began a petition against forcing women at work to wear high heels which received over 152,000 signatures.

The Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee duly investigated, discovering that in spite of the Equality Act 2010 many workplaces were imposing codes requiring women to wear high heels, constantly re-apply make-up, have manicures, and follow other strict guidelines which were not only hopelessly out of date but also discriminatory.

The Report goes further, recommending that the law should be amended so that it is more effective in this area, and that in order to provide an effective deterrent increased financial penalties be imposed upon employers found to be in breach of the Act.

https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/petitions-committee/news-parliament-2015/high-heels-and-workplace-dress-codes-report-published-16-17/

By |2017-07-31T16:49:20+00:00April 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Parliamentary Report on Discriminatory Work Dress Codes
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