Woman Claims She Was Fired For Being 'Too Hot'
NEW YORK — A New Jersey woman has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the Orthodox Jewish owners of a Garment District lingerie distributor, alleging that they fired her because she was "too hot."
Lauren Odes, 29, claims that the owners of Native Intimates told her that the tight skirts, mini-dresses and low-slung tops she wore to work were inappropriate office attire — and that her looks and cup size were a distraction, the Daily News and New York Post reported.
On her first day working as a production assistant, a female supervisor even told the Manalapan, N.J., resident to tape down her breasts, Odes reportedly claimed, adding that she was wearing the same outfit she wore to her job interview.
"Given their business product, I don’t understand why I would be told I was just 'too hot,'" Odes said according to the Post.
The following day, bosses allegedly forced her to wear a red bathrobe to further conceal her body, the paper reported. Odes told her supervisors she would buy less revealing clothing. But while she was shopping, they called and gave her the axe, she claimed.
Odes reportedly retained high-profile discrimination lawyer Gloria Allred.