Do you remember the news stories about Nicola Thorp, the temp receptionist who was sent home because she refused to wear shoes with a 2 to 4 inch heel? Well, her bid to get the law changed to make it illegal to force women to wear high heels at work has failed, despite the fact over 150,000 people signed a petition agreeing with her.
The Government has decided that existing laws on sex discrimination and the like adequately protect individuals. However, it has said that improved guidance will be issued to help employers better understand what is and is not acceptable for them to ask of their employees.
For those employers who want to review their dress codes more immediately, check out the following guidance.
Calls to introduce a new law banning companies from telling women to wear high heels at work have been rejected by the government. The Equalities Office said existing legislation was "adequate" but it would issue guidelines to firms this summer.