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Woman fired for too big breasts

An American woman claimed she was fired from her job because her breasts were too big.

Florida resident Amy-Erin Blakely is suing her former employer for allegedly firing her in 2009 after she filed two complaints about gender discrimination.

Blakely claims that the comments about the size of her breasts started in 2003 and worsened in 2008. She was told that her ‘big breasts’ were too distracting for other employees and that they were unable to concentrate during meetings.

She said that men working for a health care company in Orlando, Florida, openly talked about how big her breasts were and she was told to ‘hide them’.

Blakely has denied dressing in a provocative way by showing off her ample cleavage and said she was sacked after complaining about sexual harassment.

Orlando woman Amy-Erin Blakely has teamed up with high-powered attorney Gloria Allred to sue her former employer for gender discrimination and retaliation, after she said she was sexually harassed by managers who commented on her breasts.

Allred has also represented Debrahlee Lorenzana, a New York woman who claimed earlier this year that her employer, CitiBank, fired her because of her sex appeal.