British lawmakers could put end to high-heel dress codes
In a debate that has gone from office corridors to Britain’s Parliament, lawmakers put their foot down Monday and told employers to stop making women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes.
Members of Parliament debated a ban on mandatory workplace high heels, in response to a petition started by a receptionist who was sent home without pay for wearing flat shoes. The debate was nonbinding, but the government promised to act against heelheight rules, makeup guidelines and other corporate codes that apply to women but not to men.
Labour lawmaker Helen Jones, who helped lead a parliamen-
Nicola Thorp, outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Monday, started a petition after being told her flat shoes were not acceptable while working at a firm in the city in 2015.