Today’s the day. A petition launched in 2015 by a female Price Waterhouse Cooper temp-employee who was sent home, without pay, for wearing flat dress shoes while working reception for the company collected over 150,000 signatures. 100,000 were all she needed to have British parliament address the issue and, today is the day. British M-P’s are holding a non-binding debate today on whether employers should be able to make women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes.
When asked for a reason why flat shoes would impede her ability to do the job expected of her, the company failed to be able to produce one. The receptionist called formal workplace dress codes “outdated and sexist” and called for a ban on mandatory workplace high heels. What do you think? Reasonable dress code expectation or “outdated and sexist”?
You might also recall a situation here in Canada where a waitress was berated for changing into flats during a shift when her dress code high heels had bloodied her feet…here’s that sordid tale: