Shoes

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Object

Shoes

Title

Shoes

Material

Plastic
Suede
Leather - synthetic

Dimensions

Length: 283mm
Height: 70mm
:

Description

Hackney Wick resident Nicola Thorp was sent home from work without pay for wearing these flat shoes. The company had a ‘female grooming policy’ forcing female staff to wear high heels between 2 and 4 inches high.

Nicola took a stand for female workers. She started a petition calling for a ban on forcing women to wear high heels to work. More than 149,000 people signed the petition.

This has resulted in a parliamentary enquiry by the Women’s and Equalities Committee. The law is due to be discussed in Parliament later this year (2016).

Inscription

New Look 8/42

3693474
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MADE IN CHINA

Object number

2016.71

On display?

No

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