HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Iowa Court: Bosses Can Fi...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:12 PM

 

Iowa Court: Bosses Can Fire 'Irresistible' Workers [View all]

Source: ABC News

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.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/iowa-court-bosses-fire-irresistible-workers-18038838#.UNT5UHewUso



Oh yes! Oh Lo'dy! Us menfolk have to defend ourselves from the temptresses!

I wish this was an Onion story. It is not.

73 replies, 9449 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 73 replies Author Time Post
Reply Iowa Court: Bosses Can Fire 'Irresistible' Workers [View all]
Eric the Reddish Dec 2012 OP
jberryhill Dec 2012 #1
Bozita Dec 2012 #38
William Seger Dec 2012 #41
jberryhill Dec 2012 #47
cntrfthrs Dec 2012 #52
whathehell Dec 2012 #2
dballance Dec 2012 #53
Sen. Walter Sobchak Dec 2012 #3
niyad Dec 2012 #4
Kolesar Dec 2012 #13
Eric the Reddish Dec 2012 #25
Coyotl Dec 2012 #5
JimDandy Dec 2012 #17
Demeter Dec 2012 #60
bloomington-lib Dec 2012 #6
progressoid Dec 2012 #11
Mojorabbit Dec 2012 #48
seabeyond Dec 2012 #66
TheDebbieDee Dec 2012 #7
raccoon Dec 2012 #57
Jim Lane Dec 2012 #72
evlbstrd Dec 2012 #8
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #20
BlueToTheBone Dec 2012 #9
PatrynXX Dec 2012 #10
spooky3 Dec 2012 #12
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #14
happyslug Dec 2012 #15
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #22
wordpix Dec 2012 #35
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #40
Blasphemer Dec 2012 #51
Scairp Dec 2012 #29
Ash_F Dec 2012 #34
wordpix Dec 2012 #36
happyslug Dec 2012 #45
tanyev Dec 2012 #61
Kingofalldems Dec 2012 #16
happyslug Dec 2012 #19
Red Mountain Dec 2012 #18
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #21
Yavin4 Dec 2012 #23
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #24
Xipe Totec Dec 2012 #26
KT2000 Dec 2012 #27
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #28
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #30
wordpix Dec 2012 #37
TexasTowelie Dec 2012 #31
benld74 Dec 2012 #32
happyslug Dec 2012 #50
benld74 Dec 2012 #65
Ash_F Dec 2012 #33
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #42
marble falls Dec 2012 #39
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #44
marble falls Dec 2012 #62
cosmicone Dec 2012 #43
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #46
cosmicone Dec 2012 #55
Xithras Dec 2012 #71
Fearless Dec 2012 #49
Frustratedlady Dec 2012 #54
tclambert Dec 2012 #56
Jefferson23 Dec 2012 #58
Sancho Dec 2012 #59
niyad Dec 2012 #63
Major Nikon Dec 2012 #64
Land Shark Dec 2012 #67
RussBLib Dec 2012 #68
samsingh Dec 2012 #69
sunnystarr Dec 2012 #70
leftyladyfrommo Dec 2012 #73