English council bans mini-skirts in office

July 31st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI  


Melbourne, July 31 (ANI): A council has warned its women
employees not to wear short skirts to office or else they could be sent home.

An order released by bosses at Southampton City Council, in
southern England, has asked the council’s 400 staff members to dress suitably
for work.

Social workers, youth workers and other employees in the
council’s children’s services department have been asked to “carefully
consider their work attire.”

Women have been advised to wear trousers or skirts of
“reasonable length” and “not mini-skirts.”

The leaked email said that council bosses would in the
coming weeks “be speaking to staff about the clothes they wear to work.”

It added: “Please try to dress smartly and thoughtfully,
in line with other professionals you come across in your day-to-day work, and
in a way that shows respect to children and families.”

Staff are reportedly be outraged by the email.

“I would have thought the council has got better things
to do than impose a regimented approach to what people wear,” the Daily
Telegraph quoted Mike Tucker, The council’s union secretary as telling The
Daily Mail. (ANI)

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