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Old 07-12-2013, 05:42 PM
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Iowa court: It's OK to fire employee you find too hot

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A dentist acted legally when he fired a longtime assistant because he had grown too attracted to her and worried he would try to start an affair, the Iowa Supreme Court reaffirmed Friday in its second crack at the controversial case.

Coming to the same outcome as it did in December, but clarifying its rationale, the court found that bosses can fire employees that they and their spouses see as threats to their marriages. The court said such firings do not count as sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender.

The ruling upholds a judge's dismissal of a discrimination lawsuit filed by Melissa Nelson against James Knight. The Fort Dodge dentist fired the 33-year-old Nelson two decades his junior after his wife learned of text messages between the two. The married mother of two had worked for Knight for 10 years, and he considered her his best assistant.
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Wow! Thats pretty unexpected...
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:19 PM
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+1 for the average looking co-worker that got to keep their job!
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Wow, I have not got fired in 14 years at my job. Guess it pays to be ugly. lol
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and he considered her his best assistant.
Yes, I bet he did. lol
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:08 AM
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The case at bar is akin to that of "it is still in your mind and no actual manifestation of an overt act" and you are already punished for you might do something that is still in your mind.
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