Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 3:15 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 3:15 PM ET

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National Audio 3:15 PM ET

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NAT131- (Britain-High-Heels) LONDON. x-14s. British M-P's held a non-binding debate today on whether employers should be able to make women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes. A receptionist who was sent home without pay by Price Waterhouse Coopers in December 2015 for wearing flat shoes launched an online petition that gathered more than 150-thousand signatures. Reporter Jill Lawless has more from London. ("..in the workplace.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: The British government says the law already forbids companies from discriminating against women, but a report from Parliament's Women and Equalities Committee found that "discriminatory dress codes" remain commonplace in sectors including the retail and tourism industries. …

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