Petitions Committee starts workplace dress code probe

Petitions Committee starts workplace dress code probe

29 June 2016 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal

A parliamentary inquiry into high heels and workplace dress codes began yesterday.

The Petitions Committee, working jointly with the Women and Equalities Committee, has begun an investigation into the issue of high heels and workplace dress codes. 

The move comes after an e-petition to Parliament started by receptionist Nicola Thorp on this issue was signed by more than 142,000 people. 

Two panels were called to hear the experiences of those involved. 

The purpose of the first panel was to learn in more detail how people are being affected. 

MPs have already heard from more than 700 people who shared their experiences on a web forum that was opened on the Parliament website. 

The purpose of the second panel was to hear the views of employers on how they interpret the current law and how this issue affects them.

Thorp and Simon Pratt, managing director of Portico, were among those speaking at the session in Westminster. More details to follow.

 

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