LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Lauren Odes photos have been revealed in a case that bares similarity to that of Debralee Lorenzana. Debralee Lorenzana aka Debrahlee Lorenzana (photos below) generated national attention when she claimed she was fired for being too hot. Lorenzana’s assertions focused on the issue of gender based comments in an employment setting in 2010. Now Lauren Odes is asserting similar such claims, with the same attorney.
Lauren Odes worked as a temporary employee at Native Intimates, a lingerie warehouse in New York. Odes, 29, claims her employers didn’t like her because she was “too hot”. Now she has filed a gender and religious discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New York. He attorney is Gloria Allred.
Odes claims she was told to even wear a bathrobe to cover her attire. Her job was data entry. In a news conference this week, Odes said “I understand that there are Orthodox Jewish men who may have their views about how a woman should dress … but I do not feel that any employer has the right to impose their religious beliefs on me.”
Two years ago, it was Allred with a different client. In 2010, before a room of New York news, Debrahlee Lorenzana and Allred, newly added to her case, made assertions that a New York State agency should investigate the matter.
Allred told news at the time that Debrahlee Lorenzana was allegedly forced into silence, and caused to suffer. “No woman should have to suffer in silence.” But Citibank says Lorenzana is using the matter to gain “personal publicity”.
In a statement, Citibank denied the allegations. “Unlike Ms. Lorenzana, Citibank does not intend to try this case in the media and we reiterate that her termination was based on poor performance.”
In an original article entitled “Is This Woman Too Hot to Be a Banker?” , Debralee Lorenzana claimed that gender based discrimination was in place prior to her termination. Debrahlee Lorenzana said trouble initially came from supervisors, all male. She told news that her alleged pleas for help went unchecked. She was allegedly told that her turtlenecks, pencil skirts, three-inch heels, and fitted business suits were not appropriate for work.
Debralee Lorenzana,Lauren Odes