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Iowa court #FAIL: boss can fire an employee for being ‘too hot’ — an ‘irresistible attraction’

What century are we in…talk about heading for Sharia Law. Oh wait, we just went through an election cycle that produced pols bleating that pregnancies from rape are a “gift from God” and that women should put an aspirin between their knees as birth control, so why should we be surprised that an all-male Iowa Supreme Court decided in a ludicrous ruling that a female employee deemed too sexually attractive (but did not behave inappropriately or flirtatious in the office; she simply gave her boss a woody) can be fired. (AP):

The court ruled 7-0 that bosses can fire employees they see as an “irresistible attraction,” even if the employees have not engaged in flirtatious behavior or otherwise done anything wrong. Such firings may be unfair, but they are not unlawful discrimination under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because they are motivated by feelings and emotions, not gender, Justice Edward Mansfield wrote.

An attorney for Fort Dodge dentist James Knight said the decision, the first of its kind in Iowa, is a victory for family values because Knight fired Melissa Nelson in the interest of saving his marriage, not because she was a woman.

Is it me, or is the Iowa Supreme Court saying that men are so controlled by their penises that they cannot control themselves in the workplace? If so, perhaps men are so weak that they shouldn’t be in leadership positions lest they get a woody if someone too “hot’ is in close proximity to them.  This is UNREAL:

“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,” said attorney Paige Fiedler. “If they get out of hand, then the women can be legally fired for it.”

Nelson, 32, worked for Knight for 10 years, and he considered her a stellar worker. But in the final months of her employment, he complained that her tight clothing was distracting, once telling her that if his pants were bulging that was a sign her clothes were too revealing, according to the opinion.

Does this man need to be neutered or something? Well, perhaps a few gals out there would be satisfied with that outcome.

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