NJ woman gets fired cause her boobs are too big
She was told by supervisors, “You are just too hot for this office.
‘Maybe you should wear your boyfriend’s T-shirt and sweatpants,”‘
‘Lauren, try taping down your breasts to make them appear smaller.’
Woman claims she was fired for her “too hot” outfits. Her Orthodox Jewish employers didn’t appreciate her busty physique and form-fitting clothing, even thought they sold, in her words, “thongs with hearts placed in the female genital area and boy shorts for women that say ‘hot’ in the buttocks area.”
Lauren Odes, 29, did data entry at the Native Intimates warehouse for a week in late April. She says that she asked what the dress code was, and was told just to check out what everyone else was wearing. “So I did,” Odes said at a press conference on Monday. “The dress was very casual athletic wear to business attire.”
But within two days, Odes says her supervisors began cautioning her that her outfits were too provocative, her lips and hair “too fresh,” and her breasts too big. She was allegedly advised to tape down her chest, and on one occasion was given a “humiliating” bathrobe to wear over her clothes.
Finally she was reportedly told, “You are just too hot for this office.” Find Thousands of Relevant Jobs
Now celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who has battled O.J. Simpson, Arnold Schwarzeneger and Tiger Woods, has taken up her cause. “We should not be judged by the size of our breasts or the shape of our body,” Odes was quoted by Reuters as saying.
She’s filed a gender and religious discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New York.
“I understand that there are Orthodox Jewish men who may have their views about how women should dress,” Odes said, “… but I do not feel that any employer has the right to impose their religious beliefs on me.”
Native Intimates declined a request for comment.
Two years ago, 33-year-old Citibank employee Debrahlee Lorenzana also claimed that she was fired because her outfits were “too distracting” to her male managers. Now she warns Lauren about her lawyer using her for media.
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