British M-P’s held a non-binding debate today on whether employers should be able to make women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes. A receptionist who was sent home without pay by Price Waterhouse Coopers for wearing flat shoes launched an online petition that gathered more than 150-thousand signatures.Nicola Thorp was told in December 2015 that her shoes were unacceptable. 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 centimetres) high.
It called formal workplace dress codes “outdated and sexist” and called for a ban on mandatory workplace high heels. More on the story HERE.
How do you feel about the issue? Should women be forced to wear high heels at work or has the time come to do away with it?