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Thursday, August 18, 2005

IT'S ALL ABOUT GENDER!!!!

Calif. Justices See Retaliation in Makeup Case
Mike McKee
The Recorder


The saying that beauty is skin deep took on a new complexion Thursday when one of the world's largest cosmetics companies learned it could be liable for insisting on the hiring of "hot" sales representatives.

By a 4-2 vote, the California Supreme Court ruled that L'Oreal USA Inc. could be sued under the state's Fair Employment and Housing Act for allegedly retaliating against Elysa Yanowitz, a former regional sales manager for Northern California, for refusing to fire a woman not considered attractive enough for company standards.

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