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    • KittenChops
    • By KittenChops 27th Jul 18, 4:15 PM
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    Skirts ok for women, shorts not ok for men...
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    • 27th Jul 18, 4:15 PM
    Skirts ok for women, shorts not ok for men... 27th Jul 18 at 4:15 PM
    Hi all,
    Our company has recently amended its summer dress code; it states that dresses & skirts are ok, but shorts are not. Am wondering what people's feelings are about this in terms of possible sexual discrimination, i.e. the men HAVE to wear trousers whereas the women have a choice. To clarify, this is office based work, with no health & safety factors to consider.
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    • ReadingTim
    • By ReadingTim 9th Aug 18, 10:40 AM
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    It's a bit annoying, but then again, men still tend to get paid more than women, so you could say it's swings and roundabouts....
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 9th Aug 18, 11:03 AM
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    Precisely.

    Though personally I think management should say something like smart nearly knee length shorts.
    Originally posted by bugslet
    Bermuda shorts. Common as business attire in some hot climates. If the dress code doesn't specify a tie then these work with a short-sleeved, pressed dress shirt - think Naval officers. I have a pair in chino material which I wore to the office last week.
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    • ceegee
    • By ceegee 9th Aug 18, 3:39 PM
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    I went out with a friend to a local hotel for a pot of tea and a gossip last week and there was a male restaurant staff member wearing a black skirt. It had box pleats, a bit like a kilt. He wore it with a white shirt, black shoes and socks. I was a bit surprised at first, then thought so what? As long as he is doing his job properly it didn't seem to matter, in that environment. I don't know that it would seem right in all work environments though.
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 9th Aug 18, 4:41 PM
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    If its good enough for the Royals (Prince George alays wears shorts as per royal protocol)
    Originally posted by xXMessedUpXx
    Prince George is five.

    He will probably wear shorts until he's eight.
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    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 9th Aug 18, 4:50 PM
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    It's a bit annoying, but then again, men still tend to get paid more than women, so you could say it's swings and roundabouts....
    Originally posted by ReadingTim


    Maybe but not simply because they're men...
    • xapprenticex
    • By xapprenticex 9th Aug 18, 6:54 PM
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    I went out with a friend to a local hotel for a pot of tea and a gossip last week and there was a male restaurant staff member wearing a black skirt. It had box pleats, a bit like a kilt. He wore it with a white shirt, black shoes and socks. I was a bit surprised at first, then thought so what? As long as he is doing his job properly it didn't seem to matter, in that environment. I don't know that it would seem right in all work environments though.
    Originally posted by ceegee

    Or maybe he is a cross dresser who is toning it down for work.
    • Andy L
    • By Andy L 10th Aug 18, 9:16 AM
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    Or maybe he is a cross dresser who is toning it down for work.
    Originally posted by xapprenticex
    Or was it an apron being worn over shorts?
    • paulbrighton2018
    • By paulbrighton2018 11th Aug 18, 6:17 PM
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    Rock up in a skirt, and see their HR dept squirm!
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