Hard To Believe

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    Hard To Believe

      Iowa top court: Firing of attractive aide is legal

     

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — 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.

    http://www.boston.com/business/news/2013/07/12/iowa-top-court-firing-attractive-aide-legal/qOomCuVEKkPP6YspiWeRfP/story.html

     
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    Re: Hard To Believe

    In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:

     

    Extra credit: How'd the conversation go when he explained to his wife what the basis of his defense was?



     




     

    I'm thinking the wife must have worked in the same office, and is the one who made a stink. 

    Or maybe he called out the woman's name while having sex with the wife.

     
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    Re: Hard To Believe

    Extra credit: How'd the conversation go when he explained to his wife what the basis of his defense was?

    No offence to the ladies of the forum but this one smacks of a directive from the home front to remove the threat from the scene. And sorry, the feelings of spouses are far more important than those of employees.

     

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    Re: Hard To Believe

    A case where everybody loses.  How droll....

     

     
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