facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Lauren Odes says she was fired for large chest

May 22, 2012 at 2:23 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- A New Jersey woman who says she was first ordered to wear a bathrobe at work and then fired for having an overly large bust has sued a New York lingerie firm.

Lauren Odes and lawyer Gloria Allred displayed a photograph that showed her wearing the bathrobe at a news conference Monday, ABC News reported. Odes says the owners of Native Intimates, a wholesale lingerie company, engaged in sexual and religious discrimination.

Odes, who is Jewish, said her former employers are Orthodox Jews who were trying to impose their view of proper women's attire on their employees.

"I do not feel an employer has the right to impose their religious beliefs on me when I'm working in a business that's not a synagogue, but sells things with hearts on the female genitals and boy shorts for women that say hot in the buttocks area," she said.

Allred said Odes was "humiliated" by being forced to wear the bathrobe. Odes said she was fired by telephone while she was out shopping for a long baggy sweater.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Bethany Beach packed two days before jazz funeral
2
Gamers 'prank' each other by calling in real life SWAT team, webcam captures fallout
3
Welsh man sets house on fire while trying to kill spider
4
Georgia fourth grader suspended after bringing Nerf gun to school
5
Dreamworks Dad is back with video game-inspired 'Action Movie Kid - Volume 2'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback