Too Sexy To Work At Citibank?

She can work for me any day… (nudge-nudge-nod-nod-wink-wink)….

A Queens woman says she was fired from a Manhattan bank for being too hot for the workplace.

Debrahlee Lorenzana, filed a lawsuit against Citibank claiming she was the victim of a hostile work environment simply because of the way she dressed on the job.

She began working at the Citibank branch in the Chrysler Building in September 2009 and soon encountered "inappropriate and sexist comments" from her male coworkers.

The 33-year-old Queens woman says she was told by her bosses to tone down her wardrobe, including form-fitting clothes like turtlenecks, pencil skirts, fitted suits and heels.

According to Lorenzana, she requested to be transfered to another branch in May 2009. After iniitally being turned down, her wish was granted in July 2009 when she was moved to the Rockfeller Center branch, but was fired in August 2009 for alleged poor job performance.

Lorenzana has since landed another banking job. She says she has not changed her wardrobe and recieved no complaints from her new coworkers.

She is suing for lost wages and emotional distress.

In a statement, Citibank said they cannot comment on the suit in detail. But the company did state: "We believe this lawsuit is without merit and we will defend against it vigorously. […] 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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One thought on “Too Sexy To Work At Citibank?

  1. The woman is a loser who seems accustomed to using her looks to show off or get ahead. Of the pics I’ve seen of this woman, it seems that she has the same clothing problem I have — clothing is either too tight at the bust or too loose everywhere else. In her case, unlike mine, various netters guess that this situation was self-imposed via a decision to get implants.

    Guess what chicko, in a business environment, the compromise you make if you can’t afford tailoring down the hips of a larger size to fit you is to buy the larger size and deal with it hanging loosely elsewhere. If your chest is so big that there IS no larger size in the clothes you want to wear, too bad, so sad, either get a reduction or switch to different brands of clothing. You wouldn’t be the first woman who couldn’t wear certain clothes because they didn’t come in her size. Lots of us size 12-14’s lament that some designers only sell up to 8 or 10. Hint: just because your tight clothing doesn’t reveal fat rolls doesn’t mean it isn’t too tight, hon. Most of the pictures of you that I’ve seen show you in clothing that is at least a size too small.

    Suggestion for those with the large bust predicament: stick with separates so that you can buy pants and skirts that fit your bottom half and a larger shirt that fits your top half. It’s simply not professional to wear tight clothing over a large bust in an office. And yes, the flat girls can get away with tight clothing without it looking as unprofessional. Yeah, it’s a downside for us, but there are tradeoffs — who gets more attention on Friday nights? You can’t win all the time.

    Just as another hint, hon, in case your Mom didn’t tell you: cleavage is for Friday night at the club, not for going to work at a bank.

    It’s great that she found a bank office more to her liking. Every workplace has a different culture, and maybe in a “younger”, less formal environment where women show up for work in those low cut, bust-form-fitting hideous maternity tops whether they’re pregnant or not instead of wearing conservative “blue suit” banker dress, her curious sense of business wardrobe “style” might be seen as “hip” rather than so awkward and distracting that it’s inappropriate.

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