#FawcettFlatsFriday

#FawcettFlatsFriday

It was reported in the news Wednesday that temporary receptionist at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nicola Thorp, was sent home for not wearing ‘2in to 4in heels’. Outsourcing firm Portico said Ms Thorp had ‘signed the appearance guidelines’ but PwC said the dress code was ‘not a PwC policy’.When she refused to wear heels, Nicola was sent home without pay. You can read the full story here and an in-depth analysis from the BBC here.It is completely unacceptable in 2016 for high heels to be an essential requirement for a woman to do her job, and Fawcett is today showing society just how women do their jobs every day in all manner of shoes with our #FawcettFlatsFriday campaign and hashtag. Women all over the world have been ...

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Fawcett responds to PwC high heels controversy

It has been reported in the news today that temporary receptionist at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nicola Thorp, was sent home for not wearing '2in to 4in heels'. Outsourcing firm Portico said Ms Thorp had ...

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Fawcett responds to the junior doctors’ contract

We have reviewed the Department of Health’s Equality Analysis on the new contract for doctors and dentists in training in the NHS and concluded:The Equality Analysis clearly identifies a number ...

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Women’s pensions held back by male breadwinner model

Today Fawcett publish new research report Closing the Pensions Gap: Understanding Women's Attitudes to Pensions Saving, examining why women save less than men. It reveals that women in their twenties ...

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Fawcett Society ICM poll reveals EU Campaigns failing to engage women

A new ICM poll for the Fawcett Society shows that women are so far giving both the Leave and Remain campaigns an overwhelming thumbs down as they fail to resonate ...

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EHRC Inquiry warns ‘inexcusable and unacceptable’ variation in progress for women on boards

Today the Equality and Human Rights Commission released findings that show fewer than half (47%) of companies increased their female board representation over the period covered by the inquiry, while 46% of boards ...

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EHRC research further demonstrates the motherhood penalty

Today the Equality and Human Rights Commission released their report on pregnancy and maternity discrimination, revealing the UK attitudes in the world of work.Fawcett Society CEO Sam Smethers comments:“3 in 4 mothers ...

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Fawcett responds to the Gender Pay Gap Inquiry report

Today, the Women and Equalities Select Committee release the report from their Gender Pay Gap Inquiry.Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society responded:“The Committee is rightly focussing on the unequal ...

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Fawcett responds to the Budget 2016

“The wrong kind of infrastructure” – where is the investment in infrastructure for care?The Northern Powerhouse - “risks becoming a gentlemen’s club”Commenting on the Budget today, Sam Smethers Chief Executive ...

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Motherhood Penalty for Women and Daddy Bonus for Men

Today Fawcett release the latest findings from our nationwide poll of 8,000 people, entitled 'Parents, work and care: Striking the Balance'. The poll  found that when a woman has a baby, ...

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EU Referendum: Vote Leave

As part of our campaign to get women's voices heard in the EU referendum debate, we asked Dreda Say Mitchell ...

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