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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.''