Court Says You Can Be Fired if Your Boss Finds You ‘Irresistible’


What if your married boss was coming on to you and texting you inappropriate messages that you were trying to ignore? Well obviously, you would get fired.

That’s what happened to a dental assistant in Iowa, who lost her discrimination suit agains her former male boss. In a story that has the internet in an uproar, the dentist fired her because he felt like she threatened his marriage. The Iowa Supreme Court–all males–unanimously ruled that although the dental assistant did nothing wrong, was an excellent employee and resisted his advances, the dentist was still within his rights to let her go, andonly give her one month’s severance for ten years of work.


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