Teenager sent home for 'too revealing' shorts she bought from the shop she works in

A teenager claims she was sent home by her boss because the shorts she was wearing were deemed "too revealing".

And to top things off, Sylva Stoel explained that she bought them from the "career" section in the actual shop that she worked in.

"I bought [the shorts] thinking they were pretty professional," she told Today.com. "They didn't show anything other than my legs, which I don't think is too provocative."

Picture: Twitter/Sylva Stoel

The 17-year-old, who worked at a JCPenney store in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, explained on Twitter that when asked how long it would take her to go home and change she told her boss "I don't know, probably the whole day", adding that she would not be going back.

"Unfair dress codes affect millions of women, and it’s time to speak out against them,” she later told the Huffington Post, adding that she was glad her tweets had helped start a conversation about how women are treated at work.

A spokesperson for JCPenney told Business Insider that it would not comment on personal matters, but "JCPenney's dress code policy for store associates prohibits the wearing of shorts of any length. This policy applies to both male and female associates."

But Stoel told Mic: "The only word the manager said on dress code during my job orientation was that denim was not allowed, t-shirts were unacceptable, spaghetti-strap tank tops weren't allowed and skirts couldn't be 'too short'. But I was never warned that wearing linen shorts to work could get me sent home."

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