Fired For Being 'Too Hot,' What Happens Next?

Claire Gordon




An office worker at a lingerie warehouse claims she was fired for her busty physique and form-fitting outfits. With celebrity attorney Gloria Allred by her side, Lauren Odes announced on Monday that she had filed a complaint with the federal government for gender and religious discrimination.

If a woman claims that she was wronged because of her sexy body, you can bet the media is there to cover her travails. But the news cameras tend to disappear during the long slog of the legal process. If the case is subsequently dismissed or quietly settled, there's hardly a murmur in the media, and the struggles of these women to find new work doesn't make for an easy headline. Several women have gone through this: the media frenzy, the mocking comments, and the lengthy and quiet fight.