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UK rejects call to outlaw high-heel workplace dress codes

AP  |  London 

The British has rejected calls to outlaw companies from making women wear high heels at work, saying that kind of discrimination is already banned under existing

Heels became a hot topic in after receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home without pay from firm PwC in December 2015 for wearing flat shoes. She started an online that got so many signatures it triggered a debate in Parliament.

Today the said the already bans discrimination on gender grounds, and "dress codes must include equivalent requirements for both men and women."

It says it will issue new dress code guidance "to make the clearer to employers and raise awareness among employees."

Thorp branded that "a cop-out.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 19:44 IST