Iowa woman fired for being 'too irresistible'; decision upheld by all-male state Supreme Court
This really angers me. A woman being fired because her married employer couldn’t possibly exercise self-restraint towards her? Because his employer’s wife felt insecure about her own relationship with her husband? Really? This assumes that the employer is in no way to blame for his own actions, that the woman in question is at fault for being at work. What’s worse is that the Iowa state Supreme Court, which is fully-male, actually ruled in the employer’s favor on the termination.
In his opinion, Justice Edward M. Mansfield wrote: “The question we must answer is … 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.”
..except for the teensie-tiny fact that they flat-out proved the relationship between the two wasn’t flirtatious at all.
Ugh. Just ugh.