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Bad news for me: Court rules employees can be fired for being irresistible

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Bravo on the thread title, good sir.
  3. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Wasn't this multiple episodes of L.A. Law or Ally McBeal?
  4. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Not ever having been to law school, I'd bet the judges on the Iowa Supreme Court are infinitely more qualified to rule on this than me.

    Still - would he be able to legally fire a gay man for this "offence?" Or an African American woman? Or [fill in whatever floats your particular boat, like dwarf sailors]?
  5. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Hotness is not a protected class.

    Britwit, if hotness was a mere pretext for firing someone because of their race or gender, that would be illegal. If it's just hotness, it'd be legal.
  6. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member


    Edit: nm
  7. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    The dentist here wasn't completely innocent but she wasn't fired because of her gender. She was fired because the dentist's wife wanted her gone.

    I do think he should have given her more than a month of severance for 11 years of working.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This explains the states with the lowest unemployment rates: North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa.

    nmmets: This story has been going around for a couple of days and I still can't find a picture of her. Maybe "Melissa Nelson" is another Suzy Favor alias.
  9. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Saw a picture of her on CNN yesterday.

  10. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    I said never mind because I found one and she's about a 3 on the SJ scale
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    An Iowa 10 is a 6 everywhere else.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yeah, even some newspaper companies give better severance.

    Would have liked to seen her employee review. "Caring with patients. Good with giving the gas. Must improve digging plaque out of gums and must become uglier in appearance."
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