Busty Woman Told She Was 'Too Sensual' to Be Promoted

She's suing, with help from Gloria Allred
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2010 4:16 PM CST
Busty Woman Told She Was 'Too Sensual' for Promotion
A woman was told she was 'too sensuous' for promotion.   (Shutterstock)

In a story that echoes that of Citibank's 'too hot' banker, a Florida woman has sued her former employer of 13 years for discriminating against her—because she was too busty. Managers at the Devereux Foundation allegedly told Amy-Erin Blakely that co-workers couldn't concentrate in meetings because they were distracted by her breasts—and said she needed to take further steps to hide them, the Frisky reports. Her attorney? Gloria Allred, of course.

Blakely claims she always dressed professionally, and that she was a good employee—a claim backed up by a record of eight promotions in 13 years. At a certain point, a manager told her she wouldn't be able to advance further in the company because she was "too sensual." After she complained, she got fired. Devereux CEO Robert Krieder calls her suit "purposefully inflammatory, and either spurious or twisted in content and context.”
(Read more workplace discrimination stories.)

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