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High heels stand off

12 May 2016

PwC has become embroiled in a sexist dress code row after a female temp was sent home for refusing to wear high heels.

Nicola Thorp was so shocked by being told she had to wear 2in to 4in heels that she has launched a petition.

The petition urges parliament to make it illegal for women to be required to wear high heels at work. To date 60,000 people have signed the petition.

Thorp was sent to PwC's offices by Portico, a firm that supplies front-of-house services to many top companies.

PwC is now reportedly 'in discussions' with Portico over its uniform guidelines.

On the AAT independent Facebook Group one member said: "Because the size of your heel affects the quality of your work! Come on gents, let's all don stilettos (you know you want to). Shame on Portico and PwC."

Another said: "What is this the 60s? Seriously, I thought we had done away with this crap."

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