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Was she fired for being “too hot”?


Debrahlee Lorenzana is suing Citibank, alleging that she was fired not because her work was inadequate, as the bank claims, but because she is “too hot”.  Really.  She says that her bosses told her they couldn’t concentrate on their work because her appearance was too distracting. They ordered her to stop wearing turtlenecks. She was also forbidden to wear pencil skirts, three-inch heels, or fitted business suits. When Lorenzana pointed out female colleagues whose clothing was far more revealing than hers, “They said their body shapes were different from mine, and I drew too much attention.”


There is more attention being paid to discrimination on the basis of appearance, like this article by a Stanford Law professor, but being “too hot”.  C’mon!


If you’d like to judge for yourself, Ms. Lorenzana’s photo gallery is at the Village Voice.

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