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Campaigners say heatwave must put an end to Victorian attitudes on shorts & sandals at work

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2018 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

27th July

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Campaigners say heatwave must put an end to Victorian attitudes on shorts & sandals at work

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, says that while the annual Beards, Shorts and Sandals season is reaching a peak in the current hot weather, some employers still maintain a Victorian attitude to wearing shorts at work.

The campaigners say that while those who work in outdoor locations have some right to wear shorts:

https://www.tuc.org.uk/blogs/working-outdoors-heat-know-your-rights

office locations can be more problematic.

The campaigners say that while wearing a beard in an office is less of an issue than it was 5 years ago, shorts and sandals are still frowned upon by stuffy employers in some areas.

The BLF is calling on the Government to make it clear that in hot summer weather shorts and sandals can be appropriate wear in the office and to lead by example by getting Government Ministers to wear shorts and sandals during the Parliamentary recess

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, we’re not talking beach shorts here. Many offices do not have the air conditioning to cope with very hot weather and shorts and sandals are an ideal way to allow people to feel more comfortable in the office and better able to focus on work.

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