Lucy McLynn, partner in BWB's Employment Team, has been quoted in an article for the Financial Times and People Management magazine, discussing the recent row over dress code policy at work.  

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."

Please click here to read the full article in the Financial Times (subscription may be required).

Please click here to read the full article in People Management magazine.

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Posted on 13/05/2016 in BWB In The Media

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