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17-year-old JCPenney employee quits her job after being sent home for wearing revealing clothes

By Mason White 10:09 AM July 30, 2015
Sylva Stoel 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A JCPenney employee in South Dakota, said that she was surprised to be sent home after wearing short pants, which she purchased at the store, at work.

17-year-old Sylva Stoel of Sioux Falls, claims that she was sent home from work for wearing shorts that were too revealing, according to her boss.

Stoel said that she actually bought the shorts at the store and it was stocked in the career section. The incident unfolded on Friday.

Stoel arrived at work in the morning, and after about 10 minutes, she was approached by her boss and asked if anyone had talked to her about the dress code.

When she was asked how long it would take for her to go home and change, she chose to quit her job.

Stoel believes that her pants were not revealing at all and published a picture of herself wearing the clothes.

JCPenney announced that their dress code for store associates prohibits the use of shorts of any length, and the policy applies to both male and female workers.

Stoel insists that the dress code policy was not discussed during orientation.