workplace equality experts say it's time to nix dress codes requirng heels - From metronews.ca
Researchers and human rights lawyers say a broader discussion is needed of the pressures faced by women to spend more time and money on their looks than men.
But rather than pass the bill, her government is looking for the most "effective way" to make the fix, which could include changes to regulations.
But in the U.K., the issue has also been debated in the context of professional workplaces.
"But that gender division, where women are taking time to put on make-up and do their hair and spend an extra hour in the morning just to be ready for the role before they're even judged on the work itself, I think is part of a broader issue of discrimination that shows up in the workplace." She said the wage gap, lower promotion rates and expectations that women will do the office dishes or order lunch are other ways in which gender bias manifests in work environments, and are not disconnected from issues of physical appearance.
She disagreed that women are required spend more money or time on their looks.