Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hoboken woman fired for "hotness"

A Hoboken resident was recently hired then fired working for a lingerie store in Manhattan due to her to being too "hot."

In an economy where jobs are scarce, Lauren Odes took a job with Native Intimates only to find her attire at work an issue.  Finally, after being forced to wear a red bathrobe at work, she went shopping to find another outfit accommodating to the owners only to be contacted and told she was being terminated.

She's filing a discrimination case against the owners with high profile attorney Gloria Allred.

The story is receiving heavy media attention.

 

Talking Ed Note: Hopefully the publicity will aid Lauren Odes in finding a better employment opportunity. A similar case occurred with Citibank back in 2010. Debrahlee Lorenzana though refused to accept a settlement negotiated by Gloria Allred and was critical of her handling of the case after the cameras were gone. That story came out earlier today:

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-woman-that-said-citibank-fired-her-because-she-was-too-hot-is-back-and-pointing-fingers-at-her-former-lawyer-2012-5