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Old 06-04-2010, 10:15 AM
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A 33-year-old single mother has filed a lawsuit against Citigroup, after Citibank allegedly fired her for being too attractive.
Debrahlee Lorenzana claims that she was let go from the New York branch of the bank after being told that her choice of clothes made her 'too distracting' in the largely male-dominated office.
Ms Lorenzana's lawsuit alleges that her bosses told her 'as a result of the shape of her figure, such clothes were purportedly 'too distracting' for her male colleagues and supervisors to bear'.

The Puerto Rican banker says she was given a list of clothes she would no longer be able to wear - including pencil skirts, fitted suits and polo necks.
But Ms Lorenzana told New York newspaper The Village Voice it is her right to dress as she wishes, as long as it is a professionally-appropriate outfit.
She said: 'I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I said, "You gotta be kidding me! I was like, Too distracting? For who? For you? My clients don't seem to have any problem."
'Where I'm from, women dress up - like put on makeup and do their nails - to go to the supermarket..
'I was raised very Latin. We're feminine. A woman in Puerto Rico takes care of herself.'

Ms Lorenzana's lawyer Jack Tuckner said he believes the case is self-explanatory.
He explained: 'It's like saying that we can't think anymore because our penises are standing up - and we cannot think about you except in a sexual manner - and we can't look at you without wanting to have sexual intercourse with you.

'And it's up to you, gorgeous woman, to lessen your appeal so that we can focus!'

As well as some 'conservative' photos taken by Mr Tuckner, Ms Lorezana's lawsuit includes evidence of a meeting when she was told by her two managers that her trousers were too tight, and photos of other employees dressed in provocative clothes.
She added: 'I could have worn a paper bag, and it would not have mattered. If it wasn't my shirt, it was my pants.

'If it wasn't my pants, it was my shoes. They picked on me every single day.'
The fitted clothes and flattering suits favoured by Ms Lorenzana have made a comeback recently thanks to hit U.S. TV show Mad Men.
But, judging from this lawsuit, women such as Christina Hendricks' character Joan Holloway would cause a bit of a stir in today's society.

However, because Ms Lorenzana was required to sign a mandatory-arbitration clause before she began her job at Citibank, the case will never end up in front of a jury or a judge.
An arbirtrator will decide the result of the lawsuit.

A statement from Citigroup read: 'We believe this lawsuit is without merit and we will defend against it vigorously.

'We respect the privacy of all of our employees and therefore cannot comment more specifically on this litigation, this former employee's overall performance, or the reasons for her termination - which an arbitration panel must resolve.

'Citi is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and providing a respectful environment in the workplace. We have a strong commitment to diversity and we do not condone, or tolerate, discrimination within our business for any reason.'
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:41 AM
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I can see where she may be a distraction. I couuldn't bring myself to ask her to cover up though. If she was fired from the office I worked in I think I would be too depressed to come to work for a week.
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Stupid Citibank, wonder if we will have to pay for the lawsuit as well as bail them out? Why not just move her to an different department, tell her to close her door, work from home, her services are no longer needed. But this. She will be retired after the settlement check clears the bank.


BTW, in case she is reading this. I am always hiring and would never tell a female employee what not to wear!!!
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:46 AM
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The case might have merit if she were even remotely attractive...
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I could not work there!
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She can come work for me!!

I don't give damn WHAT she wears!
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The case might have merit if she were even remotely attractive...
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:00 AM
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I don't care if she wears anything! Citi Bank bought themselves a heap of trouble if what she's claims is true.

Maybe she wants a bailout!!!!!
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I dont know. These girls that show their chests make it a little uncomfortable for me. I stare at them when talking to them. It is a natural reaction IMO. They know I am looking, I try and look away only to find myself looking again when i turn back to them. I case if they are wearing it they expect people to look so why should i care?
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I dont know. These girls that show their chests make it a little uncomfortable for me. I stare at them when talking to them. It is a natural reaction IMO. They know I am looking, I try and look away only to find myself looking again when i turn back to them. I case if they are wearing it they expect people to look so why should i care?

I agree it makes for an uncomfortable situation at best. But they understand up front they cannot pick on one person. What they should have done was send out a memo system wide outlining the "new" dress code for both men and women, then explained the sexual harrasment policy as well.

Anything that makes another feel uncomfortable in the work place can be deemed as harrassing.
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Hard to believe a big company like that with a HR dept. would make that mistake. Probably more to it, the other side of the story.
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A 33-year-old single mother
She was hunting the boss?
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H__ I would hire her just to sit and look at. If there is nothing else to this story I would suspect she will be able to retire. What a waste to let something like that leave the office. If nothing else I would have placed her at the front door of the office to greet visitors. What fool would fire an attraction like her? .
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Perhaps the wife of the boss pay a visit to his husband, and the man had to solve the problem in some way.
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
I agree it makes for an uncomfortable situation at best. But they understand up front they cannot pick on one person. What they should have done was send out a memo system wide outlining the "new" dress code for both men and women, then explained the sexual harrasment policy as well.

Anything that makes another feel uncomfortable in the work place can be deemed as harrassing.
Your right. Any company with a decent HR person would know better than to fire someone for that and single them out. Good Point. She will be laughing all the way to the strip club...... i mean bank.
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I would bank there
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:19 PM
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no such thing as too HOT.
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Chick resembles every other Univison (Latin channel) hottie we see, either weather girl, sports chick or reading the news. And she has a hell of a lot more on than the gals on the late night shows....
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She will be doing playboy and the talk shows in a matter of days now. All about money. It has hit the media, so she has already won. I am sure she has an agreement to share her earnings with her lawyer as well. ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.
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The case might have merit if she were even remotely attractive...

Not only wingless, but sightless too.
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