Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023
Advertisement

Triumph for UK woman who refused to wear high heels at work

Nicola Thorp, 27, had been told in December that her flat shoes were unacceptable in London while on assignment. She was sent home without pay after refusing to change her shoes.

high heels, britain, Nicola Thorp, britain high heels, high heels row, britain, britain high heels row, world news But Thorp fought back, writing up an online petition asking for it to be made illegal for employers to require female workers to wear heels at work.

A British receptionist who mustered public support after she was sent home from work for refusing to wear heels has been vindicated.

Nicola Thorp, 27, had been told in December that her flat shoes were unacceptable in London while on assignment. She was sent home without pay after refusing to change her shoes.

But Thorp fought back, writing up an online petition asking for it to be made illegal for employers to require female workers to wear heels at work.

[related-post]

Subscriber Only Stories
Using evidence will create strong foundations for the future of education...
Insipiring Talent: “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Scholarship” By M...
Liberal Arts Education: Need of the Time

Simon Pratt, the managing director of the Portico employment agency, said Wednesday night the firm had changed its policy to allow workers to wear flat shoes if they prefer. Thorp’s petition had attracted more than 54,000 signatures before the company’s policy was changed.

WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries?list=PLrDg7LoYgk9wv_QK-mHWFxTf8Y52LVsNB%5D

First published on: 12-05-2016 at 21:06 IST
Next Story

BJP slams Farooq, Omar for raking up NEET, Sainik Colony issues

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close