Workplace dress code row: 'I was just laughed at'

Nicola Thorp, the woman who was sent home from work for not wearing heels, has told GMB she was "laughed at" by her employers for suggesting it was discriminatory not to apply the same rule to men.

The 27-year-old said the policy harks back to at "a very old fashioned image of the 'woman at work'."

She started a petition to make it illegal for for a company to require women to wear high heels at work that has been signed by more than 69,000 people.

This has led to Portico, the reception firm who employed Thorp to work at accountancy firm PwC, to change its dress code policy.