There may be relief on the way for employees who dread wearing high heels to work every day. The MPP for Davenport, Cristina Martins, is introducing a new bill called Putting Your Best Foot Forward Act, 2017 which would prohibit employers from requiring an employee to wear high heel in the workplace. The Canadian Federation of Podiatrists say women are four times as likely to have long-term problems related to their feet, often due to wearing high heels for long periods of time.
|Dr. James Hill
“Ontario podiatrists see far too many patients with injuries in the workplace that are entirely avoidable that are caused by wearing footwear that is inappropriate or outright unsafe,” said James Hill, DPM,president of the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association. “Podiatrists treat foot pain and deformities in women twice as often as foot disabilities in men, often due to having to wear high heels in their workplaces. This bill will help to address these issues and keep more people healthy in Ontario," says Dr. Hill.
Source: Hilary Caton, CTV News [10/16/17]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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