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Image caption Nicola Thorp has petitioned the government to change the law on company dress codes. Calls to make it illegal for companies to tell women to wear high heels at work have been rejected by the government. The Equalities Office said it would instead introduce guidelines for firms on workplace dress codes this summer. It said companies should assess whether their rules are "relevant and lawful". The issue was debated in Parliament after Nicola Thorp, who was sent home for wearing flat shoes, set up a petition with more 152,000 signatures . It follows a parliamentary inquiry into work dress codes which found " widespread discrimination " against women at work. Helen Jones, who cha... Full story

21 April