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Westchester Banana Republic Worker Says Boss Called Her Braids 'Too Urban'

Destiny Tompkins
Destiny Tompkins Photo Credit: WABC-7 screen grab

A teen employee at a Banana Republic store in The Westchester Mall says she is considering legal action after quitting her job after being told by a .store manager that her braids violated a dress code, as first reported by WABC 7.

Destiny Tompkins, 19, who worked at the store less than a month, says she was told her hair was "too urban" and "unkempt."

Tompkins, sophomore at SUNY Purchase, said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that's been shared 33,000 times that the directive came after a district manager visited the store.

"In that moment, I felt so uncomfortable and overwhelmed that I didn’t even finish my work shift and ended up leaving," she wrote in the post.

"We are committed to upholding an inclusive environment where our customers and our employees feel respected," Banana Report said in a statement.

Click here to read the ABC 7 report.

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