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Province bans mandatory high heels at work

The B.C. government has followed through on its commitment to ban mandatory high heels in the workplace.

Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, Shirley Bond, says the requirement to wear high heels in some workplaces is a workplace health and safety issue.

There is a risk of physical injury from slipping or falling, as well as possible damage to the feet, legs and back from prolonged wearing of high heels while at work.

The change was made by amending the existing footwear regulation of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, under the Workers Compensation Act.

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