Workplace Dress Codes

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 6th September 2011.

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Photo of Naomi Long Naomi Long Alliance, Belfast East

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what recent assessment she has made of the compatibility with equalities legislation of (a) the requirement to wear a necktie and (b) other gender-specific workplace dress codes.

Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Minister for Women and Equalities, The Secretary of State for the Home Department

Today I am wearing a silver grey trouser suit and a pair of shoes from LK Bennett.

As Secretary of State for the Home Department I have not found that traditional gender-based workplace dress codes have held me back. I indeed believe that they encourage a sense of professionalism in the workplace.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes2 people think so

No39 people think not

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