Government should scrap tribunal fees so workers can challenge sexist dress codes, says TUC

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21 April 2017

Commenting on the announcement today (Friday) that the government will issue new guidance to improve compliance with laws that ban sexist dress codes at work, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“This is a welcome step towards getting rid of sexist dress codes in the workplace. But the new guidance won’t be enough if working people can’t afford to take sexist bosses to a tribunal.

“The government should scrap employment tribunal fees so it no longer costs hundreds of pounds to access justice. This would mean workers can afford to put a stop to sexist dress codes in practice, as well as in legislation.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:
- The government’s announcement was made in its response to a report by the parliamentary petitions committee, which can be found here: https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmpetitions/1147/114702.htm
- All TUC press releases can be found at tuc.org.uk/media
- TUC Press Office on Twitter: @tucnews
 

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