Philippines: High heels no more compulsory for female staff

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The Philippines government issued a new order that effectively bans employers from forcing women to wear high heels at their workplaces. Instead, companies are now obliged to implement a policy that encourages the use of “practical and comfortable footwear,” particularly for those who have to stand longer times, for the sake of their health.

The order applies to heels measuring one inch (2.54 centimeters) or more and is binding unless the employee chooses to wear them. It will likely be especially welcomed by retail clerks, receptionists, security guards, flight attendants and other professionals who spend a large portion of their day on their feet and are prone to suffer from sore feet, aching muscles and pressure on joints.

The Philippine labour department also ordered companies to give these workers rest periods or seats to reduce the time they spend standing or walking.

The decision was hailed by labour representatives as “a victory against sexism and for better workplace conditions.”

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The Philippines government issued a new order that effectively bans employers from forcing women to wear high heels at their workplaces. Instead, companies are now obliged to implement a policy that encourages the use of “practical and comfortable footwear,” particularly for those who have to stand longer times, for the sake of their health.

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The Philippines government issued a new order that effectively bans employers from forcing women to wear high heels at their workplaces. Instead, companies are now obliged to implement a policy that encourages the use of “practical and comfortable footwear,” particularly for those who have to stand longer times, for the sake of their health.

The order applies to heels measuring one inch (2.54 centimeters) or more and is binding unless the employee chooses to wear them. It will likely be especially welcomed by retail clerks, receptionists, security guards, flight attendants and other professionals who spend a large portion of their day on their feet and are prone to suffer from sore feet, aching muscles and pressure on joints.

The Philippine labour department also ordered companies to give these workers rest periods or seats to reduce the time they spend standing or walking.

The decision was hailed by labour representatives as “a victory against sexism and for better workplace conditions.”

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