Fired For Being Too Hot

Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 29-May-2012

You may remember that back in the summer of 2010, an attractive and curvaceous woman named Debrahlee Lorenzan sued Citibank for wrongful termination. Apparently Lorenzana was "too hot" - so hot, in fact, that she allegedly distracted other bankers from doing their jobs, resulting in her firing.

Just two years later, another woman claims that she was fired for similar reasons - her employers at a lingerie business allegedly told her she was "too hot" and that her breasts were "too large." Now, we know what you must be thinking: how can one be "too hot," or have breasts "too large" to work for a lingerie company?

First, let's dig into the facts of the case. The plaintiff, Lauren Elizabeth Odes, has filed a gender and religious discrimination suit against her former employer, Native Intimates, with the assistance of her high-profile attorney, Gloria Allred.

When your breasts are as large as Odes's g, you can't just tape them down without defying the laws of physics. Besides, according to Reuters, Odes said that the lingerie business sold "thongs with hearts placed in the female genital area and boy shorts for women that say 'hot' in the buttocks area," which she thought granted her license to dress "provocatively."

And when we say "provocatively," we mean too hot for the Orthodox Jewish owners of the company. In fact, in the New York Post write-up, Ms. Allred noted that Odes was told she was "drawing attention from others," and that she should tone down her style of dress "for her own safety." Can we get an "oy vey" up in here?

In the wake of her lawsuit, perhaps this is the attention that Odes was looking for all along. She's listed as a "Fahion executive/bartender" on Reality Wanted , a web site that helps aspiring reality-show cast members find work. You'd think that with those two big brains of hers, she'd be able to spell "fashion" correctly, but alas, that doesn't seem to be her strong suit.

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