Must men wear long trousers at work? The short answer is ‘No’

Councillors will have to get used to the new normal when “normality” returns post Covid – Owl

“There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, ‘Do trousers matter?’ ” Bertie Wooster ponders in PG Wodehouse’s The Code of the Woosters as he struggles to dress for the day. “The mood will pass, sir,” his thoughtful valet assures him.

Jonathan Ames, Legal Editor [extract]

…..In the latest disagreement a judge at an employment tribunal has given a ruling on whether trousers, or the length of them, matter for men.

In a ruling that would send shivers down the spine of Johnny Rose, the patriarch in Schitt’s Creek who cannot abide his son’s three-quarter length trousers — or “colostomy pants” — the judge decided that if female employees did not have to wear a full-length pair then neither should the men.

Judge Alan Johnson ruled that Boots, the high street retailer, discriminated against a male staff member when he was told that he could not wear three-quarter-length trousers in summer…….

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