Petition against high heels dress policy receives over 100,000 signatures

16 May 2016

A firm that sent home a temp without pay for refusing to wear high heels has changed its policy.

The BBC reports that London receptionist Nicola Thorp, 27, says she was told to wear shoes with a "2in to 4in heel" when she arrived at finance company PwC in December 2015.

When she refused and was sent home she set up a petition calling for the law on dress code to be changed.

The petition was set up on the government’s own portal and has now received well over 100,000 signatures (currently £134,779), the point at which Parliament is expected to debate the subject.

Outsourcing firm Portico said "with immediate effect all our female colleagues can wear plain flat shoes".