Iowa Supreme Court OKs firing of "irresistible" employees

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Iowa Supreme Court OKs firing of "irresistible" employees

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onlinediscountanvils

http://jezebel.com/5970736/iowa-supreme-court-says-it-was-totally-cool-f...

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The most esteemed Iowa circle jerk all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled 7-0 on Friday that a dentist was totally within his legal rights when he fired his female assistant because he and his wife all held hands and decided that the woman was a threat to their marriage. In other words, a female employee in Iowa was fired because her boss found himself leering at her too often, and this incapacity to behave like a decent, professional human somehow, in the hothouse imagination of the Iowa Supreme Court, became her problem.

After getting too many root-canal boners, crafting strange sexual metaphors, and consulting with his pastor, James Knight, a dentist, family man, and God-fearing Christian, fired Melissa Nelson, his assistant of ten years. Though such a firing may be unfair, Justice Edward Mansfield wrote it does not constitute unlawful termination under the Civil Rights Act because Knight didn't fire Nelson because of her gender or anything — he fired her because of his feelings and emotions. See? And you were getting all outraged for nothing!

According to the AP, Nelson's attorney Paige Fiedler (obviously) disagreed with the Court's opinion, saying (in so many words) that the justice sausage-party assembled to render this decision failed to understand the sexual discrimination women routinely face in the workplace. Fiedler told the AP,

These judges sent a message to Iowa women that they don't think men can be held responsible for their sexual desires and that Iowa women are the ones who have to monitor and control their bosses' sexual desires. If they get out of hand, then the women can be legally fired for it.

 

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"We are appalled by the court's ruling and its failure to understand the nature of gender bias," said Paige Fiedler, the attorney. "For the seven men on the Iowa Supreme Court not to 'get it' is shocking and disheartening. It underscores the need for judges on the bench to be diverse in terms of their gender, race and life experiences."

lagatta

This idiot passes himself off as a "medical professional"?

Bacchus

Hey Ive known many a medical professional who was an idiot. They seem to breed in that profession

ryanw

I wonder if Iowa has the same trouble attracting or retaining "the best and brightest" that some of the less urbanized provinces in Canada have.

When your docs get their degree and then move away to the nearest million+ population metropolis the community back home is often at the mercy of whomever walks in the door

that person being someone who has been kicked out of several other townships