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Is baring too much skin at work a fireable offence?

Debrahlee Lorenzana says it was for her. The curvaceous New York business banker claims Citibank fired her for distracting her male colleagues. The bank cites work performance.

Her story raises questions about corporate dress code policies, double standards and the importance of professional image. Could this have ever happened to a man? Is it fair to judge professionals by their clothing? Where exactly is the line between appropriate and distasteful, and who decides where that line is drawn?

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Globe Life writers Sarah Hampson and Micah Toub, along with Linda Allan, a Toronto-based workplace specialist who looks at behaviours and dress in business, were online earlier for this week's Wednesday Watercooler chat to debate the issue.





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