Mandatory High Heels At Work?

My new Above The Law article deals with mandatory workplace dress codes – specifically the mandatory wearing of high heels in the workplace by women, as has been discussed globally given the recent debate in the English Parliament.

The article begins:

“Are workplace codes governing women’s dress simply business regimentation – or the policing/fetishizing/sexualizing of women? …

“There is an obvious ambivalence here about high heels at work generally: they are pushed as empowering to women or feminizing, while at the same time they are condemned as being a male-demanded imprisoning or immobilizing (and hurting) of women. Like the binding of girls’ feet in some cultures.

“So much ink spilled over this issue, and so many tears shed (from foot pain)… “

Read the entire article here.  Read all of my Above The Law articles here.

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Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]