Some dress code policies within the workplace require female employees to wear high heels, and these guidelines were put under the spotlight recently when it emerged that an employee at PwC was sent home from work after "failing to wear high heels". In response to this issue, Lucy commented that the employee in question "has a strong case for sex discrimination", stating that "the only comment about footwear in the ACAS guidance on dress code is the example that employers may have a ‘no flip-flop’ policy as a health and safety precaution. A ‘no flat shoes’ policy is the diametric opposite of a health and safety precaution."
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Posted on 13/05/2016 in BWB In The MediaBack to Knowledge