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Iowa court: Bosses can fire 'irresistible' workers
12-21-2012, 06:11 PM
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Iowa court: Bosses can fire 'irresistible' workers
A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

The court ruled 7-0 that bosses can fire employees they see as an "irresistible attraction," even if the employees have not engaged in flirtatious behavior or otherwise done anything wrong. Such firings may be unfair, but they are not unlawful discrimination under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because they are motivated by feelings and emotions, not gender, Justice Edward Mansfield wrote.

An attorney for Fort Dodge dentist James Knight said the decision, the first of its kind in Iowa, is a victory for family values because Knight fired Melissa Nelson in the interest of saving his marriage, not because she was a woman.

But Nelson's attorney said Iowa's all-male high court, one of only a handful in the nation, failed to recognize the discrimination that women see routinely in the workplace.

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http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268743/content...d=nf6K7RTt

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12-21-2012, 09:16 PM
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RE: Iowa court: Bosses can fire 'irresistible' workers
It's always the woman's fault. Banghead

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12-22-2012, 01:20 PM
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RE: Iowa court: Bosses can fire 'irresistible' workers
Will the Court be setting out some guidelines for how to determine "irrestitible?"

Hair color, measurements, height, facial structure?
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12-22-2012, 01:35 PM
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gee... maybe if she wore a burqa, she could have kept her job. Rolleyes

Wow. This dentist is really incredibly arrogant and full of himself. What makes him think just because he found the assistant "irresistible", she would want anything to do with him?

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12-22-2012, 02:52 PM
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(12-22-2012 01:35 PM)azmouse Wrote:  gee... maybe if she wore a burqa, she could have kept her job. Rolleyes

Wow. This dentist is really incredibly arrogant and full of himself. What makes him think just because he found the assistant "irresistible", she would want anything to do with him?

The judge is incredibly arrogant himself.

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12-22-2012, 02:34 PM
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Bullshit
This is an example of why we need more females in the judiciary.

I hope Ms. Nelson is able to present her case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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12-22-2012, 03:16 PM
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This is absolutely unconscionable! This has to be a civil rights violation. What's next, black people fired for "unconventional" hairstyles? People fired for dressing in accordance with their religious beliefs? When will it end?

I hope this goes to the Supreme Court.
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12-22-2012, 10:27 PM
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"What's next?"
"Your Honor, I didn't want to physically assault the complainant, but he's got one of those faces that are just begging you to punch them."

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12-22-2012, 08:39 PM
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A couple weeks ago, a California judge was admonished for some outrageous comments he made about a woman who was raped. I think it was posted here. He should have been removed from the bench. Where's Gloria Allred when it's really important. How long have judges thought this way and just never said it and concocted some other excuse for their judgment?
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12-26-2012, 12:33 PM
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It seems like the court is suggesting that Burqas may be necessary for women to work if they present as "too attractive" for their male employers and/or are perceived as "threatening" to their marriages.
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12-26-2012, 07:27 PM
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Iowa court: Bosses can fire 'irresistible' workers
Can anyone say appeal. That is crazy. Thankfully I'm hideous. Never been fired.
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