Woman quits job after she dresses 'inappropriately': 'I got in trouble'

A woman has quit her job after being told she was ‘dressing inappropriately’ at work.

Sharing her story on TikTok, she asked for feedback on her regular work attire.

L: Screenshot of a TikTok with a woman showing off her outfit, text reads 'I got in trouble for dressing inappropriately at work'. R: Influencer takes a mirror selfie of herself
A woman has shared her dilemma on TikTok. Photo: TikTok/bigbo0tyjenny & Instagram/jennifer_aliciia

Jennifer Huerta spun around to show off her outfit, consisting of high-waisted black pants and a long-sleeved floral blouse with a scoop neckline.

“I got in trouble for dressing inappropriately at work,” the text read on the video.


While the blouse had a slight crop, the high-waisted pants covered the majority of her midriff apart from a small sliver. Her hands, neck and head were also left uncovered.

In the caption, she added: “Because my shirts are too short. What do y’all think?”

Two screenshots of a woman showing off her outfit on TikTok
The influencer shared her 'inappropriate' outfit on TikTok and asked for feedback. TikTok/bigbo0tyjenny

The TikToker explained more about her situation in the comments, saying that her pants weren’t leggings, and she had ‘worn them every week for a year’.

According to Jennifer, she was disciplined by HR after a coworker reported her. However, she was baffled by the complaint.

“Why wait a whole year to finally tell HR something about the way I dress? Same shirts over and over,” she wrote.

Influencer taking a mirror selfie in a short orange T-shirt and black pants
Her question quickly sparked debate online. Photo: Instagram/jennifer_aliciia

The influencer’s video quickly sparked debate, with some pointing out that her midriff would show if she lifted her arms.

“Depends on the HR rules, the top is so short it shows your stomach by barely moving and it’s see-through,” one person suggested.

“Usually in office positions, women wear looser pants. Office jobs tend to appreciate conservative dress attire, at least where I’ve worked,” another chimed in.

“If you violated the company’s dress code, I have zero sympathy. Their company, their rules, follow or be fired,” a third added.

Others supported Jennifer, saying that there was nothing wrong with her outfit.

“It’s a woman’s body they think is ‘inappropriate’, not the clothes,” a TikTok user commented.

“Honestly I don’t see how that’s inappropriate. Maybe your boss didn’t want you looking better than them,” a second wrote.

“How? This looks completely appropriate to me. I don’t understand,” another wrote.

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