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Recent Press Coverage

Recent Press Coverage Following Parliamentary Report

High Heels and Workplace Dress Code Report

The Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee published their report ‘High heels and workplace dress codes’ revealing the troubling experiences of workers affected by discriminatory dress codes on Tuesday 25 January. The Society made this issue one of their motions at the TUC 2016 Congress, and The College of Podiatry contributed expert evidence to this report, and is quoted throughout.

The report can be viewed at www.parliament.uk

Since then, the College has been overwhelmed by a response from the media requesting information and interviews. Many of our College spokespeople have kindly given their time to speak to media on this issue, which has resulted in extensive coverage for the College and podiatry as a profession.

Media Coverage so far:

Fine firms for sexist dress rules, say MPs

Coverage was achieved on the BBC’s News website. They have quoted information from the College in the last couple of paragraphs. 

Listen to Emma Supple on the BBC

Is your workplace dress code sexist?

Emma Supple, appeared on Radio 4’s Today programme on 24 January discussing why employers should not use gender to dictate work wear and the physical problems that can be caused by wearing high heels.

Listen to Today Programme

The College of Podiatry was also quoted in numerous media articles, in both newspapers and websites, that covered this widely reported story.


Web Link


Western Mail (Cardiff)


Should high heels vanish as relics of a very painful past?



U.K. Urged to Do More Against Bosses’ Demands on Heels and Tops

Independent online


Sexist workplace dress codes 'force women to dye hair blonde and wear revealing clothes'



Forcing Women To Wear Heels At Work Is Damaging To Their Health, Report Concludes

Wales Online


A receptionist's anger at being told to wear high heels has forced MPs to take action

Liverpool Echo


Calls for sexist dress codes at work to be stamped out

IB Times


High heels row: 5 things we need to know about sexist workplace dress codes

BM Magazine


Laws on sexist dress codes are ‘failing female employees’

Personnel Today


Sexist dress codes could attract stricter punishment and fines

HRM Magazine


MPs call for stronger laws on sexist dress codes

The Sun


SEXIST DEBATE Can your boss make you wear high heels to work, and what are your rights? Here’s all you need to know

The Scottish Sun


SEXIST DEBATE Can your boss make you wear high heels to work, and what are your rights? Here’s all you need to know

Straits Times


Call for Britain to enforce law on discriminatory work dress codes

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