The Iowa Supreme Court justices are being sued after ruling that a woman could be fired from her job for being too attractive for the workplace.
James Knight, a dentist, fired his assistant, Melissa Nelson, on the grounds of being too good-looking. Knight’s wife was concerned about Nelson’s appearance, apparently fearing that she was a threat to the Knights’ marriage.
When the case was taken to the Iowa Supreme Court, the all-male panel said it was lawful for employers to lay off workers if they are “irresistibly attractive,” even if there is no job-related reason to terminate them.
Nelson has now filed a lawsuit for gender discrimination. She says the panel would not have made the same decision if she was a male.
Read more about the story from Forbes.