Citibank worker says good looks got her fired

NEW YORK, June 3 Thu Jun 3, 2010 3:12pm EDT

NEW YORK, June 3 (Reuters) - A woman in New York has sued Citigroup Inc (C.N), accusing the bank of firing her for being too good-looking.

The bank believes the lawsuit should be dismissed, or else sent to arbitration, court records show.

Debrahlee Lorenzana alleged that management had warned her not to dress like her female co-workers because her "shapeliness" upset her "easily distracted" male colleagues and supervisors.

The lawsuit was filed in November 2009. It received new attention after The Village Voice published an article about the 33-year-old, 5-foot-6 (1.68-m), 125-pound (57-kg) Lorenzana.

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whydowe wrote:
This story just makes my skin crawl. As a woman who believes in equal rights, and is frustrated by sexism and gender inequality, I am also disgusted with this woman.

Every article written about her, except this one, has photographs of her in her “business” attire, and what I hope is her “play” attire, where she poses not only seductively, but as if she is a model!!

It is clear as day that ALL she is looking for is attention. And, for her to seek fame and attention in this manner makes it more difficult for other women.

Shame on her!!!

Jun 03, 2010 4:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pushki wrote:
Why should SHe have to change her looks for someone elses opinion? Women are born shapely, we shouldnt have to be pressured into changing that. And theres nothing wrong with her getting attention for the way she looks; that view is the responsibility of the viewer.

Jun 03, 2010 11:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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