Too sexy for her job!

Melissa Nelson
On the surface, this may sound troubling, but I think that the Iowa Supreme Court got it right.

 James Knight is a dentist in Iowa and three years ago, he fired his dental assistant, Melissa Nelson for basically being too hot! In proper terms, it was alleged that Melissa's wardrobe was "too tight, revealing and distracting.” The thirty-something Melissa had worked for Dr. Knight for more than 10 years. Mrs. Knight (the dentist's wife) demanded the termination saying that Melissa was, "a big threat to our marriage.” Both parties agreed that there was no flirting going on.  Melissa says that she would never have been fired if she were a man. While she may have a point, she was replaced by a woman and all the employees at Dr. Knight's practice are women.

The seven member male panel of supreme court justices in Iowa ruled, on Friday, that, “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.” To sum up, Melissa was too sexy for her job.

Somebody should wake up Hugh Hefner and tell him about this. Melissa could probably use a gig.

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