Have you been made to wear high heels at work? Share your experiences with the Petitions Committee.
The Committee is investigating a petition it received on petition.parliament.uk asking the UK Government and Parliament to: "Make it illegal for a company to require women to wear high heels at work."
The petition goes on to say:
"It's still legal in the UK for a company to require female members of staff to wear high heels at work against their will. 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."
If you've been personally affected by this issue we want to hear from you.
Your experiences will help us understand the problem. It will also give us an idea of how many people this affects and help us to decide what action to recommend to the Government.
When sharing your experiences, please include:
- What were the circumstances that led to you being made to wear high heels? For example: what type of work was involved? Were you a permanent or a temporary member of staff?
- Did you challenge the requirement? If so, what was the outcome?
- Did you think that the requirement was reasonable?
- What does a reasonable work dress code mean to you?
This forum is now closed. The deadline for comments was 10am Thursday 16 June 2016.
Message to contributors:
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share their experiences with us. The Petitions Committee, working with the Women and Equalities Committee, will now hold several 'oral evidence' sessions to continue gathering information on this issue.
You can keep up to date with our work on the inquiry page.