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No more high heels: B.C. looks to end gender-based footwear requirements


From the CTV news article:

Employers in B.C. may no longer be allowed to force their female workers to wear high heels, with politicians offering support for a private member’s bill to ban the dress code on safety grounds.

B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver is looking to make it illegal for businesses to enforce footwear requirements based on a person’s gender.

“It’s a no brainer. I can’t think of a compelling argument anywhere to say restaurant owners should be allowed to require women to wear high heels in a restaurant,” Weaver told The Canadian Press. “It just doesn’t make sense.”

The new rules wouldn’t ban heels from all workplaces, but an employer requiring staff to wear them must have the same requirement for all staff.

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