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Don’t come to work in Iowa looking better than you should be lest you’re looking to be fired. At least that’s what the Iowa Supreme Court late last December in a case involving a dentist and his assistant. It’s a bizarre case...more
The Iowa Supreme Court decision in Nelson v. James H. Knight DDS, P.C., et al, filed December 21, 2012, has drawn national attention for the holding that the termination of Nelson’s employment was not in violation of the Iowa...more
Christmas came a few days early for Iowan employers, when the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a male employer acted legally when he fired a female employee because he had become irresistibly attracted to her – a situation the...more
Can a boss fire an employee simply because he finds her attractive? Yes, according to the Iowa Supreme Court in a recent decision, Nelson v. James H. Knight, DDS (Iowa, December 21, 2012). And, lest you conclude that the...more
Melissa Nelson is “devastated” according to ABC News. She was fired from her job as a dental assistant after 10 years of service because her male employer found her attractive and felt termination necessary to protect his...more
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