High heels row: Petition for work dress code law rejected

Calls to make it illegal for companies to tell women to wear high heels at work have been rejected by the government.

The Equalities Office said it would instead introduce guidelines for firms on workplace dress codes this summer.

It said companies should assess whether their rules are “relevant and lawful”.

The issue was debated in Parliament in March after Nicola Thorp, who was sent home for wearing flat

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