Nicola Thorp – a receptionist for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK - was sent home earlier this week because her footwear didn’t comply with the company’s ‘female grooming policy’.
Well, she wasn’t wearing heels.
As it turns out, PricewaterhouseCoopers dictates that female employees should wear 2 – 4 inch heels while on the job.
Understandably, Thorp wasn’t impressed about being sent home without pay. She told the BBC, "I said: 'If you can give me a reason as to why wearing flats would impair me to do my job today, then fair enough'. But they couldn't."
Thorp also remarked that male employees didn’t have to comply with the rule. However, under British employment law, companies can legally set separate dress codes for male and female employees.
On Monday, a petition was started in support of Thorp, which now has in excess of 120 000 signatures.
Via ABC News