June 12th 2012 4 Comments Share Email Twitter Google+ Facebook LinkedIn Posted in: Substantive Law Fired for Being Too "hot"? by Gabriel Granatstein More posts by Gabriel » A short post for today – a New Jersey woman alleges having been fired for being too attractive (she worked at a lingerie) store. ABC News reports… An interesting concept and interesting law suit. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out. Retweet information » « Previous: The West’s Way: From a Ladies’ Room and Sheep’s Skins to Suffering Stress Toys Next: Commissioning Affidavits by Video or Skype » Comments John G June 12th, 2012 at 10:14 am This appears to happen from time to time. Citigroup (the bank) had an employee complain a couple of years ago that she was fired for being too attractive. Some details in various media at the time suggested more than one side to the story. Margot June 12th, 2012 at 12:06 pm It can happen, especially if a co-worker is jealous. Proving it is another story (& is it illegal?) It's best to not flaunt one's hotness too much in an office situation (it's distracting for others and not professional to try and use one's "power" in that way.) The Wet One June 13th, 2012 at 12:27 pm Well, this figures… I don't know how one can be "too hot" to work at a lingerie store, but perhaps one can explain this to me. I really, really, really want to stir the male/female difference pot on this (you know you were thinking it), but I guess I won't step over that line. Still though, one wonders… The Wet One Has any man… Nope must not type the next logical words… Heck, for all we know, her boss was a man. Right? The Wet One June 13th, 2012 at 12:32 pm I see I spoke too soon. Yeah, heard about this case. Old news. I don't think that the plaintiff was a salesfloor worker (more like an office thing), and as such, my above comments really don't apply. And her bosses were men. Old, Orthodox Jewish men, who probably don't work the sales floor. Just google the name Lauren Odes for a more complete picture of the story. It kinda makes sense in this situation. If it were on the sales floor, not so much, in the office of the store, yeah, I can see it. No point distracting everyone. I'm not saying it's legal or generally, I can say that I understand the firing. Anyways, now that my foot is firmly lodged in my throat, I'll be quiet now. The Wet One Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name: (required) Email: (required) Comment: (Your email address will not be published or distributed) Submit Comment Which is warmer, steam or ice?