International Women's Day

International Women's Day was on the 8th March, celebrating the remarkable contributions that women bring all over the world, and also in the workplace.

 

It is interesting that the timing of International Women’s Day should fall during the week that the House of Commons has debated on the issue of ‘high heels’ and sexist workplace dress codes. The debate came after more than 150,000 people signed a petition launched by receptionist Nicola Thorp, who was sent home from work last year because she refused to wear high heels. For reports on the Commons debate, see the links below:

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/equalities-minister-calls-on-employers-to-reform-dodgy-1970s-workplace-diktat-during-high-heels-a7614901.html

 

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/high-heels-debate-sees-mps-brand-discriminatory-female-dress-codes-humiliating-degrading-1610063

 

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Caroline Cockbain Posted 14th March 2017 at 09:10am by Caroline Cockbain
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