Do You Agree with This Department Store that Its Employee’s Outfit is Too Revealing?
A seventeen-year-old former J.C. Penney employee is trending on social media for starting a lively debate about professional women’s dress codes. When she showed up to work one day in a neat blue tank top and red shorts, her employer told her she had to go home and change. But she actually bought the items from the store’s career style section, making her wonder why her clothing choices seem to be inappropriate when the store markets them to professional women.
Though the store’s dress code policy bans shorts for all employees, social media followers weigh in one the idea of whether women’s dress codes are too strict and set a double standard next to men’s. Are the rules beneficial for all genders or should they be changed? Do they contradict the store’s views on what is appropriate career clothing?