Sunday, December 23, 2012

Iowa Supreme Court Says It's OK To Fir Someone If They Are Sexy

Melissa Nelson was fired by her boss after ten years working for him as a dental assistant. He fired her because he says that she was too sexy for the workplace and he thought he would eventually try and have an affair with her which would destroy his marriage. The Iowa Supreme Court said that it is not discrimination and that the boss was perfectly within his rights for firing Melissa because she was "irresistibly attractive." Lucky for me, there will be no firings of me, because I don't think anyone has found me attractive for a decade.

66 comments:

EmEyeKay said...

I fir people all the time.

kympossible said...

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/blind_items_X90W22a56Zl3O5RnjTvhsL

__-__=__ said...

OK but why was she hired in the first place? And she was asked to tone it down, wasn't she??

ReesesPeace said...
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smash said...

I prefer to pine after people not fir them.

Steph.livelaughlove said...

She had them apple bottom jeans with the fir

phoenix said...

Ridiculous. I hope her attorneys take this all the way to the US Supreme Court where Iowa will be made to realize it's justices can't see the discriminatory forest for the horny trees.

CherryGirlMandy said...

I live in Iowa. I haven't had a job in 15 years (stay at home mom), but I'm now going to say it's because I'm so damn irresistibly attractive that people can't hire me. :)

seaward said...

Hey kympossible, thanks for the 7 month old article. No one here has seen it yet, how salacious! Surely this will be enough to destroy CDaN!

Sugar said...

I'm too sexy fir my work place too! My boss won't fir me though.
Reason job ended: i was just too sexy and irresistible for my boss to handle.

NapAssasin said...

I love that the dentist refers to "might" have an affair for further reason to fire her. Did his eyesite suddenly come back in the 10th year and he finally noticed she was good looking? WTF. This is ridiculous.

seaward said...

@phoenix Agreed.

Alma said...

They were exchanging flirty texts that the wife found. Bitch bye! Give women in the work place a bad name.

E Gee Be said...

Hysterical, and diabolical! Now I will be singing this all day!

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daqueenbee said...

This is total discrimination!! She should sue him for everything he's got. It's not her fault that he is a weakling and is blaming her for his filthy thoughts.

Unknown said...

Is that her? What's so irresistibly attractive about her?

warecat said...

That. Was awesome.

Thomas said...

Totally off topic: I just now noticed how little actual content there is per page on CDAN (five per, actually), even though the individual pages here are reallllly long, so as to hold the 20 to 25 ad links per page. Sheesh. Enty must be making a ton of money from ad revenue.

I think we should fir him.

EmEyeKay said...

She reminds me of Sweet Dee on IASIP.

Renoblondee said...

Fir real y'all.

katsm0711 said...

@thomas rumors are Enty is way too unattractive for anyone to fire him

Jemtastic said...

She definitely had a sexual harassment case; hopefully, her lawyer will take this to a higher court.

I hate the prospect of someone being destroyed in court but this dentist and his goober wife need to be used to set a precedent: being a right to work state doesn't mean labor laws don't apply.

katsm0711 said...

@sea what cracks me up the most about that article is that it says nothing! I think Enty gets better gossip by beig anonymous and I like "his" identity being mysterious. It's like another blind.

Gypsy said...

So, is the dentist saying that if he couldn't control himself that all the sudden this lady's panties were going to fall off? What makes him think she'd be attracted to him? If I were her, I'd sue for slander for inferring that she has loose morals and bad taste.

Alma said...

Apparently she wasn't so irresistable for about ten years then she started wearing skank clothes to work. So dr. Perv says some shit like, "the bulge in my pants means your clothes are too tight." They exchange some stupid texts that mrs. "Happily married" should have been like,
"I don't have a bulge but i do have a sexual harassment suit. Chaching!"

Instead his wife found the texts and decided that along with ratting him out to the pastor to shame his ass! Glad some pastors still do that. I'm guessing him she reminded him that he could be dr.owns half the building because my wife legally took my perv ass to the cleaners. Decided divorce court would sully the good name of dr.gropesalot

hothotheat said...

I think the dentist's wife has a lot to do with her firing. She threatened to leave him if he didn't fire her. Plus the dentist texted a suggestive question to the hygenist (something about orgasms) but the hygenist didn't answer the text. That's the one the dentist's wife found.

The wife is the real culprit here. That said, the hygenist has a good case for the USSC.

Sherry said...

Sounds like his wife put the fear of God in him. Seriously after working together for 10 years they had a relationship and his wife knew it was dangerous for them to stay in close quarters. Or maybe that was how he met his wife? Makes you wonder.

Alma said...

Gypsy! That was my first thought too. So what if he is attracted to her. Keep your junk in your pants. She doesn't want you. The supreme court probably doesn't go around punishing random people. Those text messages obviously imply that her panties might have fallen off or that she was being unnecessarily flirty. The media likes to spin things. Being too irresistably sexy makes a good headline.

lostathome said...

I wouldn't fir someone before I oak them.

Steph.livelaughlove said...

Haha. Just know I'm singing right there with ya. :/

MISCH said...

How about firing the boss for being fucked-up..

auntliddy said...

I read full story elsewhere. I cant believe the reverend had anything to say about this!!!!!!! And wtf is with this guy-" he nay have an affair with her"- she isnt interested!! She has something to say too, moron!!!!! Really, it reminds me of some muslim thinking about women. They are so tempting that men just cant control themselves???? Really? Are you a freaking animal in heat??!! I completely do not get get the reasoning here. She loses her job because he may get a woody. Not fair!!

katsm0711 said...

It's like, every woman is obligated to sleep with any man who finds her attractive... This is so incredibly offensive.

yodelay said...

Why did he give her a reason for firing her? Don't most places have "at will" employment where you can quit or be fired at you or your employer's discretion, or is that a state by state thing? If he actually said that was the reason, what a dumbass!

Unknown 1 said...

Seriously? He went with, I wouldn't be able to stop myself from having an affair with her? What makes you think she'd want you? How is that her fault? It's not a crime to be sexy. Let's see how far she can get in court. This oughta be good. I say she gets a huge settlement.

auntliddy said...

The reason was he found her attractive and may be tempted to have affair with her. Then their reverend testified it wld be a good idea to fire her for same reason!! And justice went out the window !

auntliddy said...

Ot, but on the topic of woodys, i am pining for some Jon Hamm shots of his amazing technicolor man snake!!!!! Enty, please, all i want for christmas are some jh pics!!

seaward said...

@yodelay Yeah, it's state by state, but Iowa is at-will. He could have just fired her without giving a reason & avoided all this. That's what I don't understand about the whole thing. Why the f did he actually tell her?

Tammy said...

Not sure there is a discrimination case; her replacement was female, so there is no gender discrimination. Sexual harassment possibly, if they look at the texts and see that HE started them. But if she did, she can't claim she was harassed.

Andreak said...

It's cute they think the employee was the risk to their marriage. They have to be pretty jacked already to have such concerns. Doesn't bode well for their future as a couple.

ljsmed said...

Ok, so does this mean that if someone is grossly unattractive you can fire them for that too. It's undderly rediculous!

ljsmed said...

Absolutely rediculous, sorry...
I'm not even sure that is the right argument to make but this really does not sit well with me.

PuggleWug said...

So that means any woman there is open to be fired, if he feels he would want to have sex with them. That is such bullshit. She should sue his ass.

Jazzy said...

More like he was making passes at her and she finally threatened to take action. That's what happened to me, but it was only after a couple of months. The company hid behind CA's 90 day At Will law, disregarded my records of the harassment and the scuzzbag denied all of it. Funny enough, after I was fired, I found out that the company had a settlement with a woman who worked for the same guy, paid 8 months before I was hired.

phoenix said...

@Tammy, discrimination based on looks, i.e. physical appearance. He claims he finds her "irresistibly attractive", and it was on that basis the decision to fire her was upheld by the Iowa court. It's ludicrous.

Tuxedo Cat said...

If you spruce yourself up to much, you can end up getting firred.

Tuxedo Cat said...

And then you'll pine for your job. Sorry I can't help it.

Amber said...

LOL. smash. Brilliant.

Amber said...

LOL. smash. Brilliant.

Katie said...

Remember when everyone thought he was chunk from the goonies? But then someone went black ops and figured out who he really was? And now he doesn't even post on this site anymore and instead it's some humorless chick who thinks she's funny but we all have to sit around and pretend its the same writer from years ago.

littlejenny said...

I'm confused... is the woman in the picture supposed to be attractive?

EmEyeKay said...

LOL @Tuxedo Cat :)

The Black Cat said...

I hope the dentists patients boycott him for this and he goes out of business, disgusting pig. Then his wife will divorce him anyway because she doesn't sound like a great person either.

audrey said...

'Tis the season to fir people. Just don't make Yule logs out of them. That could get messy.

Robert said...

Wooden you know it...the guy's a sap!

thisoldbroad said...

I wonder after 10 years what suddenly made her so sexy that he couldn't control himself anymore? Did his wife just notice the lovely assistant & order her departure?

I'll bet the unemployment benefits hearing was interesting.

car54 said...

I assume his wife is standing right behind him looking over his shoulder.

This chick should be contacting Gloria Allred asap.

Rhubarb said...

I'm too sexy fir my shirt. So sexy it hurts! On the catwalk!

Gypsy said...

You = awesome. I couldn't put my finger on it. Bingo!

E Gee Be said...

TOT, but @katsm, just watched an old ep of toddlers and tiaras and I finally got where your old Avitar came from! It was driving me crazy, because I couldn't place it. And now I am embarrassed because I just admitted to watching toddlers and tiaras....

Sarah said...

Oh, my god, that's IT! I knew she looked like someone

katsm0711 said...

@egee lolllllllllll I've been watching the marathon too!!!! How about the 4 year old in fishnets and a very bare midriff? I don't know why I always have to watch if its on. Good memory ;) I couldn't stop laughing the first time I saw my avatar. I'm like no way that's a real person!!!

Steppy said...

Any chance there is more the story to the story than the snippets reported?
Is it possible that she changed her attitude/behavior or attire? Could her demeanor have changed? There are a lot of questions. I'm sure the Judge had more information than is being presented in the news.
Just a thought.

NeverNudes said...

I literally just cried

just curious said...

He may had a dress code about professional attire which is normal in an office setting.I'm sure there's more to the story.Some women don't know how to conduct themselves around their male colleagues with their overt flirting.Hell,the dentist's wife prolly pushed the firing after she saw Miss Thing prancing around.