Monday, May 16, 2016

That is SO last week

Last week, news broke that Nicola Thorp, a UK temp worker assigned to PwC, was sent home for violating her temp agency’s dress code by failing to wear high heels.  Portico, the agency, explained that the policy requiring women to wear shoes with one-to-two inch heels is intended  to “ensure customer-facing staff are consistently well presented and positively represent a client’s brand and image.”  In an interview with the BBC, Ms. Thorp stated, “I think dress codes should reflect society, and nowadays women can be smart and formal and wear flat shoes.” 100,000 people signed a petition in support of Ms. Thorp.
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