In the past few weeks, I’ve read too many articles on the female banker who brought suit against Citibank, alleging she was fired for being too attractive. Citibank claims she was fired for poor performance, but she says her curvaceous body was the problem. I’m not sure we’ll ever know the real story, but this can serve as a reminder that we should keep appearances out of our decision-making process and enforce dress codes consistently.
Our partners at Dickinson Mackaman have explored this topic, and expanded it to include what is perhaps a more common complaint – employees who believe they are missing out on opportunities because they are not attractive enough. Find out more by reading “Too Hot vs. Not” by Ann Holden Kendall and Ted Craig. Click here for the article.