Woman fired for allegedly being ‘too hot’
A New Jersey woman was fired Monday afternoon from a New York lingerie store she worked at, claiming she lost her position because her employers thought attire was too provocative.
According to WABC-TV, 29-year old Lauren Odes accused her former bosses of lingerie store Native Intimate, who are Orthodox Jewish, of discrimination and is now suing them. With notable attorney Gloria Allred representing her, Odes chastised her opponents for telling her she dressed “too hot” for their preference.
“I do not feel an employer has the right to impose their religious beliefs on me when I’m working in a business that’s not a synagogue, but sells things with hearts on the female genitals and boy shorts for women that say hot in the buttocks area,” she said. “When my supervisor asked me to tape down my breasts, I asked my supervisor, are you kidding?”
Since taking the job in late April, Odes noted on many occasions how the store owners thought her outfits were drawing too much attention, prompting Allred to say their treatment to her “was discriminatory, profoundly humiliating and unlawful.”
The owners of Native Intimate have yet to publicly respond to Odes’ allegations.
WATCH: Video from ABC, which was broadcast on May 21, 2012.