A Belgian University recently came under fire for it's graduation dress code, which was deemed sexist and unacceptable - but is it unlawful?
Our Employment law expert Clayton Williams is featured in Lawyer Monthly with his view. Read the full article below.
Clayton Williams, Consultant at Cardiff and London based law firm, Capital Law, had this to say to Lawyer Monthly: “When a Belgian university invited its female graduates to wear a ‘skirt and a nice revealing neckline’ at their graduation ceremony, you might have thought it was a line from an episode of Poirot set in 1920. Given Belgium is the largest producer of comics globally, it was surely lifted from a 1950’s strip? Alas, there is no such explanation and in a country which recognises three official languages, produced the first newspaper in history and leads the world on gay rights – it makes the degrading objectification of women more surprising. “What offends most is the clause that generously allows women an opt out to choose their own attire. It beggars belief."