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Iowa Supreme Court: Dentist Acted Legally When He Fired Worker For Being Too Attractive
In its second crack at the case, the court said the dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant for fear if she she kept working for him he’d have an extramarital affair.
Coming to the same outcome as it did in December, but clarifying its rationale, the court found that bosses can fire employees that they and their spouses see as threats to their marriages. The court said such firings do not count as sex discrimination because they’re motivated by feelings, not gender.
The ruling upholds the dismissal of a discrimination lawsuit filed by Melissa Nelson [pictured with her family] against James Knight. The Fort Dodge dentist fired the 33-year-old Nelson – two decades his junior – after his wife learned of text messages between the two. The married mother of two had worked for Knight for 10 years, and he considered her his best assistant.