This certainly fits under John Oliver’s “how is this still a thing?” On last week tonight
I can’t quite remember who first pointed me at the UK petition; but glad they did because I read the petition, was taken a back and signed it straight away.
It’s still legal in the UK for a company to require female members of staff to wear high heels at work against their will. Dress code laws should be changed so that women have the option to wear flat formal shoes at work, if they wish. Current formal work dress codes are out-dated and sexist.
Yesterday I got a email telling me 152,420 people signed the petition, which is great as 100,000 was needed to get it debated.
Parliament is going to debate the petition you signed – “Make it illegal for a company to require women to wear high heels at work”.
The debate is scheduled for 6 March 2017.
Once the debate has happened, we’ll email you a video and transcript.
Look forward to hearing the outcome on this throw back to the past.