Can bosses fire women for being just too smoking hot?
The Supreme Court in Iowa on Friday answered with a resounding yes. Click here to read the dirty details in The New York Post.
An Iowa City dentist fired his assistant for being “irresistably attractive.” The woman sued. The case went all the way to the state supreme court. The panel of all-male judges completely understood. The dentist’s wife apparently got jealous. The dentist had to appease his wife for the sake of family values.
They’re calling it the bombshell ruling. It is simply unbelievable. From the facts of this case it sounds like the woman should have sued for sexual harrassement, but she claimed gender discrimination instead. The court then ruled hotties are just not a protected class.
If you can be fired for being too beautiful, it stands to reason you can also be fired for being too ugly. These judges have embarassed themselves just by hearing this case.
The dentist’s lawyer called the case a home run for family values in the New York Post story linked above. The dentist decided to fire the woman after consulting with a pastor. Isn’t it funny how someone in a professional environment can take a stand for family values while complaining that his way-too-hot assistant is “like having a Lamborghini in the garage and never driving it.”