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Iowa court OKs firing of female dental assistant for being too 'irresistibly attractive'
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Posted on 12/23/2012 12:58:07 PM PST by jakerobins

Dental assistant Melissa Nelson was fired by her boss of 10 years because he felt her presence was a threat to his marriage

Horndog bosses in Iowa have a new tool to save their marriages — they can fire employees who are too hot for the workplace.

The state’s all-male Supreme Court ruled 7-0 Friday that an Iowa City dentist legally canned his female assistant because she was “irresistibly attractive” and a threat to his marriage.

The bombshell ruling came after Melissa Nelson sued her boss of 10 years, Dr. James Knight, for discrimination.

The married mother claims she was fired in January 2010 after Knight's wife became jealous of the pair’s relationship, which included harmless text messages between them outside of work.

“I don’t think it’s fair. I don’t think it’s right,” Nelson said on CNN Saturday night. The 32-year-old also said she was stunned to be fired.

“I worked hard, enjoyed my job, and one day it just came to a screeching halt.”

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1 posted on 12/23/2012 12:58:13 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

probably should have struck first ~


2 posted on 12/23/2012 12:59:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Gamecock; Larry Lucido

Maybe she was an anti-dentite?

And I’m not sure I trust Tim Watley anyways.

Though he did say the pencil was bitten by John Voight, the Periodontist.


3 posted on 12/23/2012 1:01:53 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: jakerobins

Iowa is a right to work state so she was going to lose.


4 posted on 12/23/2012 1:02:10 PM PST by omega4179 (Obama retro ad Kenia seu infernum)
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To: jakerobins

Ed McMahon: “How hot is she?”


5 posted on 12/23/2012 1:02:14 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: jakerobins

shes hot


6 posted on 12/23/2012 1:02:35 PM PST by omega4179 (Obama retro ad Kenia)
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To: jakerobins
Geez. I'm a newly single guy in Iowa. And just had a bunch of dental work done. Why didn't I go where she works (ed)?
7 posted on 12/23/2012 1:02:52 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: jakerobins

“The 32-year-old also said she was stunned to be fired.”

Her beeber was stuned?


8 posted on 12/23/2012 1:04:26 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: omega4179

May get in trouble for saying this but she’s ok.

Seen plenty, lots hotter.

(goes to hide now)


9 posted on 12/23/2012 1:04:32 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: jakerobins

She’s attractive if you like that type.

He probably hired her because she was cute. Why can’t he fire her for the same reason.

At least he’s honest in that he doesn’t trust himself around her.


10 posted on 12/23/2012 1:05:27 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: omega4179

In a RTW state you don’t have to give an employee any reason for letting them go but I think if you do give a reason you open yourself up to some possible legal recourse. That said, after 10 years of employment I would think that would weigh in her favor.


11 posted on 12/23/2012 1:05:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I would agree, but hey, it is Iowa. /ducking


12 posted on 12/23/2012 1:06:47 PM PST by occamrzr06
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To: jakerobins
It's called "employment-at-will" of both parties.

Many people consider anybody who creates a job for another human being to be evil and worthy of punishment.

13 posted on 12/23/2012 1:09:37 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: TigersEye

hehe

I believe the dentist’s WIFE was the key to the events. (I happen to know said dentist).


14 posted on 12/23/2012 1:11:52 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jakerobins

I’ve noticed the gals in these “I got fired for being ‘hot’” lawsuits aren’t very hot at all.


15 posted on 12/23/2012 1:13:53 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: jakerobins

LMAO So some ass wipe can’t or won’t control his animal urges and a dumb ass judge agrees with him that he can’t keep his urges to himself causing a beautiful woman to be scorned for her good looks .

Degrading society Indeed !

My question is did she do her job and do it well if she did she should sue him out of existence and the judge should be recalled just in the name of pure justice !


16 posted on 12/23/2012 1:14:57 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: jjotto
Ya think? I believe the dentist’s WIFE was the key to the events.

The married mother claims she was fired in January 2010 after Knight's wife became jealous of the pair’s relationship, which included harmless text messages between them outside of work.

17 posted on 12/23/2012 1:16:38 PM PST by Robwin
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To: jjotto

I don’t doubt that a bit! She could have looked like warmed over dog food, if the wife says ‘she’s too hot’ that’s about the end of it. lol


18 posted on 12/23/2012 1:18:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: jakerobins

Knight’s wife became jealous of the pair’s relationship, which included harmless text messages between them outside of work.

Looks like he received an or else order.


19 posted on 12/23/2012 1:19:37 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: jakerobins

After all the rude wolf whistles and out loud wondering if the guy must be gay to not want a sexpot assistant... seriously, it was Jesus who said if you have a problem THAT bad, cut it off and throw it away.

It would have been nice, I suppose, to confess she was too pretty and ask her to be open to a job with a different dentist. Which would probably take all of 10 minutes to help her find, while his colleagues made the wolf whistles. But that would probably get him in worse legal dutch than dismissing the fox.


20 posted on 12/23/2012 1:21:10 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: jakerobins

Maybe wife was afraid he would take T Boone Pickens advice to heart - ‘Drill here. Drill now. Drill, drill drill!’


21 posted on 12/23/2012 1:21:22 PM PST by Ken H
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To: jakerobins

nobody is “irresistably” hot. Certainly not her. If he deemed her that, you gotta wonder what the wife looks like.


22 posted on 12/23/2012 1:21:50 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: jakerobins

I am virtually unemployable...now at least I know why.


23 posted on 12/23/2012 1:24:39 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: jakerobins

Private business should be able to let someone go just because. And then there were unions....and PC....and all that cr**.


24 posted on 12/23/2012 1:25:33 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jakerobins

When does her calender come out?


25 posted on 12/23/2012 1:27:29 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Not a bad idea at all.

I like it.

Would have avoided the court too.


26 posted on 12/23/2012 1:29:26 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: jakerobins

I knew I was lucky to marry well but if that’s what constitutes irresistibly attractive, I’m even luckier than I thought.


27 posted on 12/23/2012 1:31:48 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: jakerobins

Hahaha, bombshell ruling, got to love those sharp
reporters.


28 posted on 12/23/2012 1:34:30 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

And after about five rounds of this, she writes an article for the Enquirer: “I can’t keep a job in a dental office because I’m too sexy!”


29 posted on 12/23/2012 1:35:28 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Of course, in Islamic countries just being hot is illegal.


30 posted on 12/23/2012 1:39:54 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Her face is a bit better than average. If she is considered really cute, her body probably compensates well enough to send her into the cute category.

She may also have an engaging personality.


31 posted on 12/23/2012 1:46:08 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: A CA Guy
When does her calender come out?

This type publicity will probably get her a Playboy centerfold offer.

Irresistable? That's some approbation.

32 posted on 12/23/2012 1:48:52 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I think she was released before anything happened to her beebers...


33 posted on 12/23/2012 2:01:53 PM PST by mikrofon (Too stunning to stay hired?)
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To: occamrzr06

Idiots Out Walking Around (IOWA).


34 posted on 12/23/2012 2:02:38 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: jakerobins
harmless text messages between them outside of work.

Harmless text messages? I'm pretty sure if I was engaging in "harmless text messages" they would be harmful to my physical and emotional health if my wife found them.

35 posted on 12/23/2012 2:14:46 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: jakerobins
Irresistibly attractive? Uh, no.
36 posted on 12/23/2012 2:19:48 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: Right Brother

It’s Iowa. An Iowa 10 is a California 4...


37 posted on 12/23/2012 2:21:30 PM PST by EEGator
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To: occamrzr06

“but hey, it is Iowa. /ducking”

Here is your appropriate Iowa welcome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV7ZcVFSWWU


38 posted on 12/23/2012 2:23:30 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The dentist’s clientle had to recline in the chair before they had a place to hang their hat.


39 posted on 12/23/2012 2:30:51 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Right Brother
Irresistibly attractive? Uh, no.

I think a few more photos are needed in order to determine just what was worrying the dentist's wife.

40 posted on 12/23/2012 2:33:55 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: EEGator

She’s not wearing much makeup. If she were, she’d definitely move up a few spots.


41 posted on 12/23/2012 2:34:31 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

She’s better looking than my currently non-existent girlfriend...


42 posted on 12/23/2012 2:37:56 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Right Brother

Maybe she’s the short one on the right.


43 posted on 12/23/2012 2:48:31 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: jakerobins

A private employer should be able to fire a person without giving a reason.


44 posted on 12/23/2012 3:22:22 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: jakerobins

A private employer should be able to fire a person without giving a reason.


45 posted on 12/23/2012 3:22:22 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
My question is did she do her job and do it well if she did she should sue him out of existence and the judge should be recalled just in the name of pure justice !

She should sue Gloria Steinem et al for making it dangerous for men to work around women.

46 posted on 12/23/2012 3:22:34 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Heheh. I agree, shes not the greatest looking thing to be honest. I’d have mixed feelings about being fired for being irresistibly attractive though. I like the whole “Lamborghini in your garage that you never drive” line.


47 posted on 12/23/2012 3:24:47 PM PST by Epsdude
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To: jakerobins

When I had to have the three dental assistants working at removing the wires from wiring the jaw shut (post surgical). I liked that the dental assistants were attractive. I made a joke afterwards. Every man’s dream to have three women working him over, they just laughed. (note jaw wired shut and the tracheosteomy was just removed 2 hours earlier, large clear adhesive surgical covering placed over the former opening that was closing).

It is unfortunate that the dental assistant fired stepped over the line with texting her boss. The wife must have a problem with insecurity though, both married. to think because the dental asistant is attractive, been in employed for 10 years, nothing happened. Wonder what the dentists wife looked like.


48 posted on 12/23/2012 5:09:25 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
So some ass wipe can’t or won’t control his animal urges

And you apparently can't control your foul mouth.

49 posted on 12/23/2012 5:22:28 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

The text messages sent outside the job, may have inappropriate/flirtaous.

There is nothing wrong with firing someone when they are not working out. Obviously, this lady was not working out in a small business.

Wish we knew all the details...and we do not.


50 posted on 12/23/2012 6:29:32 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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