Is it okay to fire an employee for being too pretty?

The all-male Iowa Supreme Court said Friday that it would reconsider its 2012 ruling that 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.

Melissa Nelson, who had sued the dentist for gender discrimination,  had fought against the court’s decision.

"Not only does this breathe new life into her court case, it eliminates what many of us believed was a harmful legal and misguided precedent," her lawyer told ABC News.

A Des Moines lawyer with no role in the case told the network that the justices will likely issue a new opinion.

"There really is no reason to grant rehearing six months after the decision was made unless someone is seriously considering changing their mind," Ryan Koopmans, the lawyer, told ABC News. "I think we'll definitely see at least one opinion in favor of Melissa, the question is whether it is the majority opinion or dissenting opinion." (read more)

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This is just the old "well I'm the exception" argument that really affirms the rule.

I like how the lights give her horns. lol

..because she's givin him a hand job

Well, he's doing his best not to look like he's getting one.

Isn't that proper protocol for a hand-job in a public place?

I know for a FACT, that it's proper protocol for a lady under the tablecloth - if you know what I mean --

Why would you EVER put "all kidding aside"? I'm never more than semi-serious!

I don't mean to be rude, but - she's scary, and he's scared. 

I agree. We need a side-by-side comparison. But even if his wife is not a looker she can compensate that by giving it to him thoroughly and regularly. If she wears him out he'll be satisfied and pretty girls won't matter as much (imo)

Maybe he's crap in bed.  I'm not sure I like the term "giving it to him" though.  You make it sound rather one-way...

I suppose my mind is in the gutter this morning. He should give it to his wife as well. Please excuse me, I have a rather distorted view of female sexuality still. I'm working on it.

I know, honey.  You'll get where you want to be, soon enough.  Meanwhile, there's plenty of room here in the gutter, and besides, we have a great view of the stars....

rather distorted view of female sexuality

Read up on hyenas... very interesting for a matriarchal animal.


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