(PCM) Talk about irony! Sylva Stoel, a 17-year old JCPenney employee was reprimanded and sent home for wearing a pair of shorts that her manager deemed to be too revealing. Here’s the kicker! The shorts were actually purchased at JCPenney’s, in the career style section nonetheless!
After the incident Stoel took to her Twitter account to express her outrage over the incident and it has since sparked up a huge debate over the presence of sexist behavior against women in various professional environments. Stoel claims she had only arrived at work for about 10 minutes before she was approached by her manager and asked if anyone has spoken with her about the store’s dress code policy during her orientation.
Stoel says that she was never informed that the store’s dress code policy included a no-shorts rule and revealed that she was never given a handbook as well! When asked for details about the dress code, the manager said there were to be no t-shirts, tank tops, spaghetti straps or anything that you were “falling out of” … Stoel claims that she was not “falling out of” her shorts and still says that no shorts was never listed as one of the dress code rules.
The manager asked Stoel how long it was take her to go home and change and Stoel snarkily replied that she would probably take the whole day because she did not plan on returning to the store anymore at all. In a statement, JCPenney stands behind their dress code and says that it in no way targets women. They say that the no-shorts rule applies to all associates, both male and female.
Guess they might want to rethink that career style section, huh?
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