Manager says Citibank fired her for being too hot

Manager says Citibank fired her for being too hot

Credit: Office of Jack Tuckner

This is one of the photographs that Debrahlee Lorenzana's attorney has taken for her lawsuit, showing her in one of her work outfits. Lorenzana is suing her former employer, Citibank. She claims she was fired due to her looks.

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by KING5.com Staff

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Posted on June 2, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 2 at 6:01 PM

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NEW YORK – A Manhattan banker is suing Citbank, claiming she was fired because she was too good looking.

According to The Village Voice, Debrahlee Lorenzana was fired last summer from her job as a banker at a Citibank branch. Her bosses allegedly claimed it was due to her job performance.

Lorenzana didn't buy it. She claims she was fired over her figure. Lorenzana tells the Voice that her bosses told her they couldn't concentrate on work because she was too distracting. She says she was ordered to stop wearing turtlenecks, pencil skirts, three-inch heels or fitted business suits.

The 33-year-old single mother indicates it wasn't so much her wardrobe that bothered her male co-workers as it was her shapely figure. She says some of her female colleagues wore clothing that was much more revealing.

Because Citibank allegedly made Lorenzana sign an arbitration clause as part of her employment, the lawsuit will be heard by an arbitrator, not a judge or jury.

Citibank did not comment to the Voice about the lawsuit.

The attached slide show is images taken by Lorenzana's attorney, Jack Tuckner, for her lawsuit showing Lorenzana in her work outfits.
 

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