Debrahlee Lorenzana fired for being too hot

Posted: June 3, 2010 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in JACKIESPEAKS247 BLOG, RANDOM

Debrahlee Lorenzana is filing a lawsuit against Citibank because they fired her, she says, for the strangest reason: she’s too hot.

She’s 5’5”, 125 pounds and well, you’ve seen her photo.

“Where I’m from,” she told the Village Voice, “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.”

Her bosses told her that “as a result of the shape of her figure, such clothes were purportedly ‘too distracting’ for her male colleagues and supervisors to bear,” she says.

[Her two male] managers gave her a list of clothing items she would not be allowed to wear: turtlenecks, pencil skirts, and fitted suits. And three-inch heels.

“As a result of her tall stature, coupled with her curvaceous figure,” her suit says, Lorenzana was told “she should not wear classic high-heeled business shoes, as this purportedly drew attention to her body in a manner that was upsetting to her easily distracted male managers.”

“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” Lorenzana told the Voice. “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.”

As soon as Debrahlee started working at the Citibank branch in the Chrysler Building, she says, everyone there focused on her appearance.

She’s working together a lawsuit to charge the bank for creating a sexually discriminatory environment with a lawyer, Jack Tuckner, who agrees that she’s smoking hot, but thinks Debarah’s case should stand up well with a jury.

[via ap]

MY TAKE ON THIS:

I have been told, and heard the strangest things for being “hot” or im sorry .. feminine and appreciating my appearance at work. Dont get it twisted i have never been fired. One time my boss said ” that’s a very nice blouse but you need a safety pin” because no matter what size shirt i get if it has buttons my upper torso decides it wants to play peek a boo.. trust me even a tank underneath doesnt cut it sometimes. When i wear skirt suits i turn heads female and male and they compliment but the women usually have stuff to say..it’s called jealousy. I feel for the woman that was fired from Chase, and she will get justice. I do wonder however, if she crossed any lines at work? We all know if you date a co worker or a higher up its asking for trouble…there are 2 sides to every story. Im just saying..

-Jackie da Model

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