Chief commissioner Renu Mandhane says employers must make sure their dress codes don't reinforce sexist stereotypes.
Mandhane says policies requiring women to wear low-cut tops, short skirts or high heels could violate the
Human Rights code, and they send a message than an employees' worth is tied to how they look.
In a policy position paper released today on gender-specific dress codes, the Commission said women should not be expected to dress in a sexualized way to attract clients.
Kathy Laird of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre says ``excellent customer service doesn't have a cup size.''
Laird encourages women to call her office for legal advice ``if cleavage is deemed an essential skill in their workplace.''