I know I'll probably get some flak for this, and I do apologize if this post offends anyone here. However, this is a legitimate question. Or should I say, legitimate questions! I was just watching this news video on youtube, where it was reported that a girl from CitiGroup was fired, and now she's suing the company because she believes they fired her for being too attractive. My first question to you folks is this. Is it possible for a woman to be fired for being too sexy? And if so, then is it justified at all? Here's a link to the video for more information.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIIiswBP … ure=relmfu
by the way, here's a photo of the woman in question.
It's another form of discrimination, so I absolutely believe it isn't acceptable to fire someone for being 'too attractive.' Moreover, attractiveness is a matter of perception (although, she is quite attractive!)
Is it possible that she was fired for being too sexy? No.
She may be a beautiful woman, however, I would find it hard for any man to be ignorant enough to fire her for that reason.
If anything, I could see them promoting her, more than anything else.
Definitely don't find her attractive enough to speculate on that. However, a female friend of mine got a bit drunk in front of me a few weeks ago and told me something that thoroughly blew me away. She works for let's just say it's a large financial institution. She got promoted last year and after a shot or two she told me this:
Apparantly, this company has an employee on staff that has a psychology degree specifically on the payroll to psychologically profile female staffers. This person pretends to be a prospective client or investor and carries on the charade while asking targeted questions designed to create this profile. If the higher ups dont like what they see, she gets the ax. And they do this only to women according to my friend.
I asked another friend of mine who works a similar job in a competing company if this could be true. He told nothing except not to ask again.
She cannot legally be fired for being attractive or sexy, but in many states can be laid off for that or any other reason that is not one of the protected classes such as race or religion.
The exception would be that her sexiness is disrupting business or driving away customers. If the clothing shown is work attire that could conceivably be a cause for firing - large amounts of cleavage, skin tight cloths or other ways of promoting her sexiness could well be objectionable to the company and could legally be a reason for firing "for cause" if she refused to tone it down.
I think noone can be too sexy if they dress approprately. End of story
I think there's another side to the story. There always is.
If she has good performance evaluations over time and a history of being promoted, etc. then clearly their claim that her firing is performance-based is bogus.
Their list of attire she cannot wear is a bit extreme. I mean, I can see if she's coming to work -- as a banker! -- dressed as she is in that photo, yes, it's a problem and I can see being told to dress more professionally.
But to tell her she can't wear pencil skirts or business suits?? What is she supposed to wear, a size XXL gunnysack???
It sounds like they did try to create a dress code just for her.
I'm not sure that's legal....
Sounds to me more like yet another self-promoting woman using any and all assets to get up the ladder. In my short time working in the Civil Service I found maybe 20% of all women (and most attractive women) playing these games - and mostly quite successfully.
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