Sunday, April 9, 2017
Canada: The Obligation To Wear High Heels At Work Prohibited
Forcing women to wear high heels in their workplaces is now banned in British Columbia, said Western Canadian Premier Christy Clark.
"In some workplaces in our province, women have to wear high heels at work. Like most British Columbians, our government thinks it's unfair," Clark said in a statement.
The Liberal Prime Minister considers such a "practice" dangerous and discriminatory.
"With the prolonged wearing of high heels at work, there is a risk of physical injury by slipping or falling, as well as damage to the foot, leg, and back," said the statement, co-signed with The provincial Labor Minister, Shirley Bond.
Ms. Bond expects "that employers see a very clear signal that forcing someone to wear high heels at work is unacceptable."
The Prime Minister endorses Green Party Party leader Andrew Weaver's bill to amend current occupational injuries legislation to ensure that safety standards, including footwear, are All sexes.
This announcement comes a month after twenty-five major Ontario restaurant chains have decided not to impose a dress code - miniskirt and high heels - on their female staff.