Too hot for this job

Kevin Drum at Mother Jones reports on Melissa Nelson’s unsuccessful lawsuit against her employer, who fired her for being too attractive and thus inadvertently threatening his marriage. The Iowa Supreme Court (which, not coincidentally, is all-male) ruled 7-0 in the employer’s favor:

Sadly, this nonsense isn’t anything new. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals had previously upheld a business owner’s right to fire an employee because the business owner’s wife found her threatening. And a couple of years ago, a woman named Debrahlee Lorenzana sued a Citibank branch in Manhattan, alleging that her superiors canned her for looking too much like a supermodel…

This is the legal reality of fireable hotness in America today.

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2 thoughts on “Too hot for this job

  1. Damn! What are we going to do about this? What if we are considered à threat for being too good looking?

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