'If a job requires you to wear high heels, either wear them or don't take the job' says Karen Danczuk

'If a job requires you to wear high heels, either wear them or don't take the job' says Karen Danczuk

MPs are calling on the government to ban sexist dress rules at work

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

If a job requires you to wear high heels, it's not discriminatory and you should either wear them or turn the job down, says Karen Danczuk.

MPs are calling on the Government to ban sexist dress rules at work. The calls come after receptionist Nicola Thorpe set up a petition against women being forced to wear high heels, after she was sent home from work for not wearing them. It has been signed more than 150,000 times. 

But Danczuk, the former wife of MP Simon Danczuk who is know a writer and broadcaster, told Sam Delaney: “I don’t actually think it’s sexualising women [to ask them to wear heels] and I also don’t think it’s discriminating.

“I’m not a fan of high heels, I absolutely hate high heels." However: "I know that there’s a certain element expected of me to dress a certain way.

“If you know they are the rules…if you don’t want to wear heels, don’t take the job."

Listen to the full interview above

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