Women in British Columbia Can No Longer Be Forced to Wear High Heels at Work

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On Friday, the Canadian province of British Columbia won a major battle in fighting sexism in the workplace. In a news release, the government of British Columbia put a ban on mandatory high heels for women at work.

“In some workplaces in our province, women are required to wear high heels on the job. Like most British Columbians, our government thinks this is wrong. That is why we’re changing this regulation to stop this unsafe and discriminatory practice and adding an enforcement element by WorkSafeBC,” Premier Christy Clark said.

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“The requirement to wear high heels in some workplaces is a workplace health and safety issue. There is a risk of physical injury from slipping or falling, as well as possible damage to the feet, legs, and back from prolonged wearing of high heels while at work,” the statement read.

Now, women can wear whatever footwear they want to work, without being forced to shove their feet into an uncomfortable pair of heels by their boss.

We’re shopping for some new flats to celebrate.

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