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Lawsuit: Woman fired for being too pretty
upi ^ | June 3, 2010

Posted on 06/03/2010 11:35:56 AM PDT by JoeProBono

NEW YORK,- A New York woman's lawsuit against Citigroup says she was fired because bosses deemed her feminine beauty to be a distraction for male colleagues.

Debrahlee Lorenzana, 33, said in her city Supreme Court lawsuit that she was ordered not to wear turtlenecks, pencil skirts, fitted suits or heels in the workplace because the tight clothing made her body "too distracting" for male coworkers, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

"Never did I ever show cleavage," Lorenzana said. "I like fashion, but I always dressed professionally."

"I can't help it that I have curves," she said. "And I'm not going to go eat and gain 50 or 100 pounds because my job wants me to be the same size as everyone else."

The woman's attorney, Jack Tuckner of Tuckner Sipser Weinstock & Sipser, said bosses at Citi's Rockefeller Center branch moved Lorenzana to a secluded part of the office as retaliation for her sexual harassment complaints and fired her one month later.

"All it came down to was, 'We don't want to deal with you, because you're just too good looking,'" Tuckner said.

Citigroup released a statement describing the lawsuit as "without merit."

"Citi is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and providing a respectful environment in the workplace," the statement said.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: citigroup; debrahleelorenzana; lawsuit
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To: JoeProBono

I’d hire her.


2 posted on 06/03/2010 11:36:22 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: JoeProBono

Rrrrrrrr!


3 posted on 06/03/2010 11:36:37 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: JoeProBono

I’m sure that she can help it that her boobs are hanging out.


4 posted on 06/03/2010 11:36:44 AM PDT by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: JoeProBono

Holy crap! Her boss HAS to be gay......


5 posted on 06/03/2010 11:37:31 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: JoeProBono

Guilty....er ah,..... not guilty........ummm....what was the question?


6 posted on 06/03/2010 11:37:34 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow....from reading her remarks, she seems to think quite highly of herself and her looks.


7 posted on 06/03/2010 11:37:50 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: JoeProBono

>> to be a distraction for male colleagues.

A truth, but why not fire those distracted.


8 posted on 06/03/2010 11:37:55 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: JoeProBono

This is not about a woman being fired for being “too pretty.”

This is about a woman making a stink because she thinks too much of herself. Mark my words: she got fired over her attitude.

She looks like a slut.


9 posted on 06/03/2010 11:38:14 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: JoeProBono

I think I want to make a deposit.


10 posted on 06/03/2010 11:38:28 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: linn37
I’m sure that she can help it that her boobs are hanging out.

Reading comprehension problem?

11 posted on 06/03/2010 11:38:48 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: linn37
"You are a distraction."

"Come see me in my office."

12 posted on 06/03/2010 11:38:56 AM PDT by FatherofFive (0bama is dangerous and must be stopped.)
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To: JoeProBono
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Where's that damn piggy bank of mine.

13 posted on 06/03/2010 11:39:20 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: JoeProBono

I’m too sexy for my job, but they still keep me here.


14 posted on 06/03/2010 11:39:21 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: JoeProBono

I have to agree. I’m distracted...


15 posted on 06/03/2010 11:39:36 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: JoeProBono

Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful - BTTT


16 posted on 06/03/2010 11:39:45 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: JoeProBono

“I’ll be in my bunk.”


17 posted on 06/03/2010 11:40:20 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: JoeProBono

Bet more complaints came from jealous harpies than men.

Looking sharp a la Dallas is considered rather sexist and demeaning in the Northeast, especially by other women.


18 posted on 06/03/2010 11:41:46 AM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: JoeProBono

I wish these waz brainz - BTTT


19 posted on 06/03/2010 11:42:07 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: JoeProBono

Great Googly Moogly !


20 posted on 06/03/2010 11:42:15 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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