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Boss can fire employees for being too hot, Iowa Supreme Court rules

An Iowa woman was fired for being "irresistible," and that's okay, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled.

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You're so fine, you should be fired. No really, you're fired.

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday that employers in the state can legally fire workers who are an "irresistible attraction," even if the workers have done nothing wrong other than being super hot, the Associated Press reported

The unanimous decision was made after a female dental assistant was fired by a male dentist, because the dentist's wife considered the assistant to be a threat to their marriage, Reuters reported. The dentist agreed, complaining that his assistant could sometimes be "distracting." See, the Taliban's idea to cover women up all the time wasn't so crazy, after all!

The assistant, Melissa Nelson, had worked for 10 years as an assistant to dentist James Knight, the Des Moines Register reported. “Dr. Knight acknowledges that he once told Nelson that if she saw his pants bulging, she would know her clothing was too revealing,” court papers say, according to the Register.

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After getting fired, Nelson sued for sexual harassment, but the Iowa court sided with the dentist, along with the victims of sexy ladies everywhere, who cause thousands of senseless pants bulges every year. 

An attorney for Knight said the decision is a victory for "family values," because Knight fired Nelson in the interest of saving his marriage. Nelson's attorney, meanwhile, said that Iowa's all-male high court was ignoring sex discrimination. "These judges sent a message to Iowa women that they don't think men can be held responsible for their sexual desires and that Iowa women are the ones who have to monitor and control their bosses' sexual desires,"  attorney Paige Fiedler told the AP. 

 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121222/boss-can-fire-employees-being-too-hot-iowa-supre