MP’s have been discussing enforcing the law on banning discriminatory dress rules in the workplace.
This follows the release of a report drawn up by the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities and Petitions Committees.
MPs took action after a petition gained more than 150,000 signatures in response to Nicola Thorp being sent home from work in 2015 for not wearing high heels.
I got sent home from work for wearing flats. It’s still legal for employers to require women to wear heels..pls sign https://t.co/2VxzAQhdoC
— Nicola Thorp (@MissNicolaSian) May 10, 2016
The report is titled High Heels and Workplace Dress Codes.Embed from Getty Images
Mrs Thorp has said in an interview with The BBC:
I don’t regret doing it.Yeah its funny when people say ‘she’s just doing it for attention, and I hated it, but I had but I had a moral obligation I felt to take this as far as possible.
The MP’s have suggested launching a campaign to ensure employers know their legal obligations and that employees know how to complain.
The report also says discrimination law under the Equality Act 2010 should enforce this issue more vigorously.
Ms Thorpe continues to fight for women’s rights