A London temporary worker, sent home for wearing flat shoes, has collected more than 120,000 signatures so far in a petition calling for Britain to make it illegal for a firm to require women to wear high heels at work.
Reaching that total on Friday easily put Nicola Thorp’s petition over the 100,000-signature threshold needed to have Britain’s parliament consider holding a debate on an issue.
Thorp made headlines this week when she launched her campaign describing how she had arrived in flat shoes for her first day to work as a receptionist for accounting company PwC last December to be told she had to wear heels.
She told British media she refused an offer to go buy a pair of heels and was sent home without pay. Read more