Fired Because of Shoes – level 2

20-05-2016 07:00

Bosses fired a woman from England for turning up to work wearing flat shoes. She started a petition, which 30,000 people already signed.

The woman said that she was very upset. She said that high heels can damage the body, and that there is a sexual element to them. She said that there is not such a problem with a shirt and tie for a man. She added that also, this is not just about heels, but a women’s rights issue.

Difficult words: turn up (to come), element (a thing, a feeling, a tone), issue (a problem).

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