A Quarter Of Women Have Had Their Appearance Criticized In The Workplace, Study Finds


by Elizabeth Bennett |
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New research suggests that 1 in 4 women have been cautioned about their appearance while at work. A shocking statistic in itself, but even more so when you compare it to the number of men who have been criticized for the way they look - just 9%.

The survey from Vouchercodespro.co.uk, which spoke to 2000 people, also found that nearly half the time people made comments on a woman's appearance it was about her makeup. This was then followed by skirt length.

Other comments were about 'revealing' tops (30 per cent), slogan t-shirts (18 per cent), and outfit flamboyance (15 per cent).

Plus, it is not just makeup and clothing choices that seem to be causing issues, 35% of managers called female workers 'a distraction'.

This research comes following a campaign to banish sexist and out-of-date dress codes started by Nicola Thorp - the Portico receptionist who was sent home from work for not wearing high heels.

The government had promised to rewrite current leglislation regarding dress codes, however this April theu made a U-turn confirming no changes would be made.

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