Mall work­ers’ high heels re­placed with new shoes

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Fe­male em­ploy­ees of one of the big­gest malls in Que­zon City got an early Christ­mas gift af­ter their em­ployer brought them a more suit­able footwear to re­place their high heeled shoes.

In an in­ter­view, La­bor and Em­ploy­ment Sec­re­tary Sil­vestre Bello III lauded the man­age­ment of the Fisher Mall for its ex­cep­tional com­pli­ance with their newly im­ple­mented De­part­ment Or­der (Do) 178-17.

“This is very im­pres­sive, be­cause imag­ine they not only com­ply (with the de­part­ment or­der), they even brought (ap­pro­pri­ate) shoes for their em­ploy­ees,” Bello said.

“This is a good model to fol­low (for other com­pa­nies),” he added.

DO 178-17 con­tains the health and safety guide­lines for em­ploy­ees, whose na­ture of work in­volves stand­ing and walk­ing for long pe­ri­ods of time.

The is­suance also banned em­ploy­ers from re­quir­ing their work­ers to wear high heeled shoes, which will be higher than one inch. It also rec­om­mended that footwear of fe­male em­ploy­ees should ei­ther be flat or low-heels that must be wide-based or wedge type. (Sa­muel Me­de­nilla)

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