We have a feeling that maybe this one is not going to hold up on appeal, just maybe, but who knows? The Iowa Supreme Court has decided that … you know, folks, really, maybe if you’re holding something that you might break your computer with, you should put it down … so they decided that it was somehow not sex discrimination when a dentist “fired an attractive female assistant he viewed as a threat to his marriage.” Excuse us, but we need a little more novocaine, please. Watch where you’re putting that needle, though.
The court ruled Friday that a boss can fire an employee he considers an “irresistible attraction,” even if the employee has done nothing wrong. The decision is the first in Iowa, but in line with rulings elsewhere.
Justices rejected a discrimination lawsuit filed by Melissa Nelson, who was fired by Fort Dodge dentist James Knight in 2010.
Nelson had worked in Knight’s office for 10 years. She and Knight eventually started texting outside work about personal matters. Knight’s wife, who also worked at the office, found out and demanded Nelson’s firing.
Knight’s lawyer says the court’s decision is “in favor of family values.”
Wait, “in line with rulings elsewhere”? What the actual fuck? We know that there are lawyerly types here; perhaps you could enlighten us on this? It is OK to fire pretty people because you are afeared you might put your genitals on them? Sounds like that’s going to require some revisions to the sexual harassment handbook.
Begun this War on Hotties has.
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