High Heels and Workplace Dress Code Report
The Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee published their report ‘High heels and workplace dress codes’ revealing the troubling experiences of workers affected by discriminatory dress codes on Tuesday 25 January. The Society made this issue one of their motions at the TUC 2016 Congress, and The College of Podiatry contributed expert evidence to this report, and is quoted throughout.
The report can be viewed at www.parliament.uk
Since then, the College has been overwhelmed by a response from the media requesting information and interviews. Many of our College spokespeople have kindly given their time to speak to media on this issue, which has resulted in extensive coverage for the College and podiatry as a profession.
Media Coverage so far:
Fine firms for sexist dress rules, say MPs
Coverage was achieved on the BBC’s News website. They have quoted information from the College in the last couple of paragraphs.
Listen to Emma Supple on the BBC
Is your workplace dress code sexist?
Emma Supple, appeared on Radio 4’s Today programme on 24 January discussing why employers should not use gender to dictate work wear and the physical problems that can be caused by wearing high heels.
Listen to Today Programme
The College of Podiatry was also quoted in numerous media articles, in both newspapers and websites, that covered this widely reported story.