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    ^He pronks, too! Magic Poriferan's Avatar
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    Default Iowa supreme court upholds woman's firing for being too attractive.

    Iowa supreme court upholds woman's firing for being too attractive.

    Unsurprisingly, the court is all male. The spiffy logic being used here is also use to require women to wear burqas.
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    “While there was really no fault on the part of Mrs. Nelson, it was just as clear the decision to terminate her was not related to the fact that she was a woman,” he told the Associated Press. “The motives behind Dr. Knight terminating Mrs. Nelson were quite clear: he did so to preserve his marriage.”
    AYFKM? I don't know how he can say that with a straight face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    AYFKM? I don't know how he can say that with a straight face.
    I know. There was also this.

    Justice Edward Mansfield wrote that allowing Nelson’s suit would have stretched the definition of gender discrimination.
    Since her boss said she otherwise did a good job, and this could only have happened because of her gender, is this not quintessentially within the definition of gender discrimination?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    I know. There was also this.



    Since her boss said she otherwise did a good job, and this could only have happened because of her gender, is this not quintessentially within the definition of gender discrimination?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    AYFKM? I don't know how he can say that with a straight face.
    What if the employer was a homo? Would you get outraged if he fired a good looking man because his gay-partner was giving him shit about it?

    Anyway, y'all need to remember that courts make their decisions based on law, not on what is moral or even reasonable. Gender is a protected class, being attractive isn't.
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    This old Dinosaurs episode immediately sprang to mind.


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    This is just....wow.
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    she's normal looking.
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    The reality is that Iowa is a right to work state. He could fire her for whatever reason he wanted, basically. I'm not saying I agree with it, because I think it's lame, but it is what it is.

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    well i can understand the logic behind it, but then they should also declare the guy incompetent to vote, have a firearm or for that matter work or marry without some kind of supervision.

    Now if he fired the lady but found her another job (same or better pay etc.), wrote her a glowing recommendation balbal ( as long as not lying ) then fine, sure. Otherwise yeah, it's the behavior of a child.
    People without self control towards others are animals.
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