Most of us think that beautiful people are allowed to get away with whatever they want. Debrahlee Lorenzana is in the unfortunate position of losing something important because she was cursed with beauty. Lorenzana was recently fired from her job at Citibank because her looks and sex appeal were apparently too distracting to her co-workers.
I am sure you may be thinking (neck swinging in process), “Who in the hell does she think she is?” It’s hard to imagine someone would assume they were fired for being cute, rather than incompetent. And yet, if the statement from her filing below is true, it makes you wonder what her bosses at Citibank were thinking.
“Shortly after the commencement of her employment, branch manager Craig Fisher and assistant branch manager Peter Claibourne began articulating inappropriate and sexist comments concerning the plaintiff’s clothing and appearance,” her lawsuit states. She was also told that “she must refrain from wearing certain items of clothing, in particular, turtleneck tops, pencil skirts, fitted business suits, or other properly tailored clothing.”
According to the New York Daily News, Debrahlee states: ‘Never did I ever show cleavage. I like fashion, but I always dressed professionally.’ Lorenzana fired back at her employers by stating that there were other employees who dressed in a more revealing fashion. She was then allegedly told that the other employees didn’t have to worry about turning on the men in the office, since they were not as shapely and attractive as Lorenzana.
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