#BeBoldForChange for International Women’s Day
The issue of dress codes in the workplace has been in the news this week as the legality of requiring women to wear heels at work was debated in parliament following a petition that received 152,420 signatures. Helen Jones (MP) noted that discriminatory dress codes “stem from and feed into and attitude to women in the work place… which concentrates on a stereotypical appearance rather than skills women can bring to the job”
A joint report by the the Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee was recently published ‘High Heels and workplace dress codes which looks at evidence and experiences of workers affected by dress codes. It highlighted ongoing discriminatory practices when it comes to dress codes.
It is timely that this particular issue at the forefront this week as today (8th March) is International Women’s Day.
This year International Women’s Day is asking you to #BeBoldForChange . What impact does gender equality, the gender pay gap and dress codes at work have on the tourism, hospitality and events industry?
Below are some further resources where you can find some more information and a couple of example journals that you can find on Discover.