TACLOBAN CITY- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here in the region will conduct inspection among establishments if they are complying an order ensuring the health safety of their workers.
DOLE-8 Director Joel Gonzales said that under Department Order 178, business owners are required to allow their workers to rest after standing a long period of time or of frequently walking, especially women who are wearing high-heeled shoes.
Women have complained that wearing high-heeled shoes for hours causes some joint pains or make them vulnerable to sprain ankles, among other discomforts.
The DOLE issued a guidelines prohibiting establishments requiring their women workers or employees to wear high- heeled shoes.
“Hindi directly na pinagbabawal ang pagsusuot ng high- heeled shoes like front liners workers (but) there should be safety measures or should provide seats or rest time because we are promoting here the health and welfare of our workers,” Gonzales said.
Gonzales, however, said that to ensure the safety of the women workers or employees, their office will conduct an inspection among establishments or offices if they are complying the order.
(JESSICA A.OLEVO, LNU Student Intern)