Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Fired for Excessive Beauty?

Debrahlee Lorenzana is a beautiful woman; that is something all parties can agree upon. What seems to be the point of contention is whether she should have been fired from her job as a banker at a Manhattan Citibank branch for being too attractive. In her arbitration against the bank, she claimed that she was dismissed because her appearance was distracting for her male co-workers and that her employer forbade her from wearing clothes that were too tight or revealing. But Citibank said her dismissal was "solely performance-based" and called Lorenzana's claims baseless. That didn't stop New York City's tabloids from eating up the story and the nation's other news outlets from running with the pictures that could be seen on newspaper covers across the Big Apple.