She Refused To Wear High Heels At Work!

Last year it was reported that members of the UK Parliament called for a review of the 2010 Equality Act when women “told two Commons’ committees how employers demanded they wear revealing clothes, dye their hair blonde and constantly reapply their make-up while at work.”

This campaign began with a petition submitted by a woman “who was sent home by her employer … on her first day with them because she refused to wear heels.”

Well, it turns out that the ordered Parliamentary inquiry has yielded its results – a new guidance on workplace dress code compliance for employers.

Is the Guidance all that it is cracked up to be?

Read my new Above The Law article “High Heels At Work – A Follow Up” here.

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Richard Cohen

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]