A BUXOM 29-year-old New Jersey woman claims managers at an intimate apparel shop in New York told her to tape down her breasts, then fired her because she was “too sexy” for the office.
“It was very shocking, very humiliating,” said Lauren Odes, who filed a complaint against Native Intimates to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“It was a crazy experience, unlike anything I’ve ever been through.”
Ms Odes and her lawyer, Gloria Allred, said she spent one humiliating week at the Fifth Avenue garment business in April.
A temp agency placed Odes at Native Intimates, where she performed data entry and coordinate shipment of samples, according to Ms Allred.
“She was told by supervisors that ‘You are just too hot for this office. Maybe you should wear your boyfriend’s T-shirt and sweatpants’,” Ms Allred said.
“Ms Odes alleged that the supervisor suggested that Lauren try taping her breasts down to make them appear smaller.”
On her final day at work, Ms Odes wore a form-fitting black dress and was told she should either don an oversized bathrobe or go out and buy a whole new outfit.
She claimed she was fired over the phone while she was out getting her less-sexy clothing.
The Jersey woman claims she recorded a supervisor, minutes later, saying she had to “change my hair, change my lips, they’re too fresh”.
“Her supervisors warned that the company’s Orthodox Jewish owners saw what she was wearing and disapproved,” Ms Allred said