Wednesday 25 January 2017 / 11:14 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

All workers deserve dignity safety and equality in the workplace and respectful dress codes must be part of that – Sarah Champion

Sarah Champion MP, Labour’s
Secretary of State for Women and Equalities
, responding to a joint report from the parliamentary committees for
Petitions and for Women and Equalities, said:

“All
workers deserve dignity, safety and equality in the workplace and respectful
dress codes must be part of that.

“The
Government’s insistence that the status quo is adequate on this issue is
clearly not true. This report is clear that many women feel compelled to wear
discriminatory outfits at work or face disciplinary action.

“Labour
urges the Government to undertake its own review into lack of compliance
amongst employers in this area and to bring forward suggestions on how greater
equality in the workplace can be realised.”