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Go Ahead and Fire Your Distractingly Hot Assistant

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Worried your assistant is so attractive you might have to sexually harass him? Just fire him! It’s totally cool in Iowa, the state Supreme Court decided today. A (male) dentist acted legally when he fired his (female) assistant — whom he admitted was an excellent employee — after ten years, when he worried that his attraction to her had become a threat to his marriage. “The all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior,” the AP reports. “The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender.” The ruling upholds the decision it made in December, drawing wide criticism. It’s a tough job market out there, so stay asexual and unlovable, everyone.

You Can Fire Your Distractingly Hot Assistant