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Campaigners say Government must do more on workplace dress codes discrimination

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

press release

21st April

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Campaigners say Government must do more on workplace dress codes discrimination

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, which campaigns for people to be able to dress and appear as they want, has said the Government must do more on workplace dress code discrimination.

In response to a petition launched by Nicola Thorp who lost her job after refusing to wear high heels, the Government has claimed that the existing law deals with discrimination but that it should be made clearer to employers that they must comply with it.

The campaigners say that dress code discrimination applies not just to high heels for women but ties for men and workplace beard bans are far from unknown, even if rarely officially codified.

BLF organiser Keith Flett said, some jobs require uniforms and no one can complain if customer facing workers are required to appear smartly dressed. However to focus that on being told to wear a particular item of clothing or to have to appear in a very a specific way is both Victorian in outlook and often illegal. The Government needs to actively monitor the matter not just ask employers nicely to keep within the law.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39667912

 

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