Let's kick off our heels and remind bosses being sexy at work is not a job requirement
Published 13/05/2016 | 02:30
More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition after a British woman said she was sent home without pay from a temping job at PricewaterhouseCoopers because she wasn't wearing a pair of high heels, or more specifically shoes with a heel of between two and four inches.
If you wrote this into a novel about sexism in the workplace, it would seem a bit far-fetched. "Too much," your editor would tell you. "You need to tone it down a little."
When Nicola Thorp rang a UK employee-rights helpline, she was told that employers have the right to impose a dress code. The temping company, Portico, has now backed down and said that PwC had asked it to review and revise its policy. Portico released the following statement: "We are therefore making it very clear, that with immediate effect, all our female colleagues can wear plain flat shoes or plain court shoes as they prefer."