"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."