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Iowa Supreme Court Stands by Ruling Okaying Firing People for Being Too Hot

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair.

Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender.

The ruling upholds a judge's decision to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit filed against Fort Dodge dentist James Knight, who fired assistant Melissa Nelson, even while acknowledging she had been a stellar employee for 10 years. Knight and his wife believed that his attraction to Nelson — two decades younger than the dentist — had become a threat to their marriage. Nelson, now 33, was replaced by another woman; Knight had an all-female staff.

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  • What's that smell?||

    How come it's never you? It's always my mother's husband's cunt eater etc.
    If it's such a sure thing how come YOU never make any money cum-stain?

  • Render Unto Caesar||

    The ole attractiveness pink slip! The firing that's kind of a compliment too.

  • Robert||

    I'm just shocked that a dentist could have enough employees to come under anti-discrimination statutes.

  • Wintermute||

    When women were lobbying government to use law to flood the marketplace, they eschewed the sort of appearance and glamour aids that are now common as women troll the workplace for their best mate.

    Leave the private sector alone about this...or is not that part of your anti-government screed position in the media marketplace? Or are you really herd Millennials, as you seem to be about homosexuality? Have you ever advocated "single/divorced equality"? Tell Robert Poole I said hello. Haven't talked with him privately since the 70's.

  • PH2050||

    I'm ugly as fuck so at least I'll have some job security.

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