What shoes should you wear?
Members heard the argument after a petition was signed by more than 152,000 people last year requesting that Parliament make it illegal for employers to require female employees to wear high heels. Creator of the petition Nicola Thorp said she was sent home on her first day of work after refusing to wear high heels. Her company, Portico, required that women wear heels between two-and-four inches high.But you can't stomp politicians properly without heels...
“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,” Thorp said in the petition.
Whether she was aware of the dress code before signing on with the company is not known.