Nicola Thorp’s high heel petition receives 100,000 signaturesFashion & LifestyleNews & Features
Working as a receptionist at PwC offices in central London, Nicola Thorp arrived to work in December last year in flat shoes. However, upon arrival she was told she had not followed uniform guidelines of having to wear a “two-to-four inch heel”. As a result, she was sent home without pay.
After this extremely uncalled for event, Nicola Thorp created the petition: Make it illegal for a company to require women to wear high heels at work. The ideology behind the petition is to change dress code laws, allowing women to wear a choice of footwear in the workplace.
It seems that dress code laws are extremely traditional and somewhat out-dated. Business secretary Sajid Javid also agrees that these laws should be banned. In a recent tweet, the conservative business politician stated, “No woman should be forced to wear high heels. Responsible employers shouldn’t need the law to tell them that.”
The petition has received a large amount of support and has already exceeded the amount of signatures needed to be considered a topic of debate at Parliament.
Sign the petition here.