The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled employers in the state can legally fire workers they find too attractive.
In a unanimous decision, the court held that a dentist did not violate the state’s civil rights act when he terminated a female dental assistant whom his wife considered a threat to their marriage.
The seven justices, all men, said the basic question presented by the case was “whether an employee who has not engaged in flirtatious conduct may be lawfully terminated simply because the boss views the employee as an irresistible attraction”.
The high court ruled that bosses can fire workers they find too attractive and that such actions do not amount to unlawful discrimination.
The actual court judgement is here.
I await the PSA standing up for the rights of hot workers not to be discriminated against.Tags: employment law