Damn, it looks like there are several of us that should expect pink slips from Amato....
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday that employers in the state can legally fire workers they find too attractive.
In a unanimous decision, the court held that a dentist did not violate the state's civil rights act when he terminated a female dental assistant whom his wife considered a threat to their marriage.
The dental assistant, Melissa Nelson, who worked for dentist James Knight for more than 10 years and had never flirted with him, according to the testimony of both parties, sued, saying she would not have been fired if she were a man.
So we're blaming the victim again? By all accounts, she did not welcome the attention nor reciprocated it, but her feminine wiles were too much for the weak, weak man...
The seven justices, all men, said the basic question presented by the case was "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."
The high court ruled that bosses can fire workers they find too attractive and that such actions do not amount to unlawful discrimination.
So ladies, the lesson the Supreme Court wants you to take from this case is don't be attractive in Iowa. Dress down. No styling your hair in aesthetically pleasing ways. Whatever you do, don't wear makeup that highlight your best facial features. That kind of behavior could put you on the unemployment rolls.
You've been warned.