by Rob Moss
Originally published: April 21, 2017
New guidance on workplace dress codes will be published by the Government, but there will be no changes to the law following receptionist Nicola Thorp’s petition to make it illegal to require women to wear high heels at work.
The Government Equalities Office, working with Acas, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), will publish workplace dress code guidance for employers this summer.
In developing the guidance, the Government said it would consider controversial dress code requirements including high heels and footwear, make-up, manicures and hairstyle. It will also consider hosiery, see-through clothing, skirt length and low-fronted or unbuttoned tops.