The government must enforce the law to ban sexist dress rules at work that discriminate against women, MPs say.
This follows the experience of London receptionist Nicola Thorp, who was sent home from work in December 2015 for not wearing high heels.
The MPs’ report proposes that, during work hours, men will be required to wear vertiginous heels or, failing that, sensible brogues three sizes too small in order to achieve foot-pain parity with their female colleagues.
Plunging necklines will also be compulsory for all male employees except Mediterranean Lothario types who love that sort of get up and would use visible chest hair as justification to pinch women’s bottoms. Which sort of defeats the object.
Men may also have to give up exclusive custody of the off-side rule and be forced to spend hours of every working week discussing Strictly Come Dancing, whether they want to or not.