This would be idiotic. And if something like this happens it's just a matter of time before someone sues for not being fired for being irresistibly attractive.
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Last edited by Majad; 2012-12-28 at 06:23 PM.
It's not a case for feminists ... male workers can be irresistible as well.
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In this situation I think it's fair. It wasn't just "she's too attractive or too pretty", it was "I can't control myself and she seems to not mind it, so to save my marriage I'm gonna come up with an excuse and fire her". If she had beaten back his advances a little bit seriously instead of play around and be flirty with him she might still have her job. This is a 2 party problem of idiocy imo. I'm pretty sure appearance can be grounds for removal from businesses for many reasons. Violation of dress codes, not representing the business properly, wearing politically charged clothing, among other things. I'm sure her appearance fell under the cloud of "negatively affecting his business" because his wife got mad and probably threatened to divorce his ass. There's irony in everyone blaming the guy when this was going on for 10 years until his wife found out. Nothing women hate more than other women.
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This is a situation with only shitty outcomes and the court picked the less shitty one. Sucks for her, but it would have been much worse if she was kept on and had an affair with this guy.
That just seems ridiculous. If they're worried that the clothing their wearing is too revealing, then they should say that to her. Anything past that is a weird inverted discrimination for being attractive.
How she didn't manage to sue him for sexual harassment. Even though that's almost text book what he was doing. Is beyond me. My personal point of view is that if you need to fire someone to dodge having sex with them. How are you in the future going to let people down. If you cannot handle someone who works with you.
From my understanding she texted and talked to him about work. He was afraid it was going turn into an affiar. From the article it states she had no feelings towards him at all. His wife is the one who caught the texts and made him fire her out of jealously. I agree she didn't seem find it oppressive enough to make a complaint they seemed to be friends.
An all male court decided. Its illegal fire someone based on their gender but legal fire someone if you think you will act on impulse and hormones and not control your own body around them. That outdoes seem right.
And as you just stated, she seemed to not find it oppressive enough (or at all) to make a complaint and they seemed to be friends.
I'm just speaking on behalf of myself. Everyone is entitled to what they think. That either
A: They were really flirting and it might have turned into an affiar.
B: They were friends and he had grave misunderstanding that he might do something with her
In either of these cases. In my mind it shouldn't be legal to fire someone not because of anything they did. But because you couldn't control yourself around them. Women have sued for sexual harassment in work place and they are awarded a generous amount of money. She could have not made a complaint because where is it going to go..
When I find someone oppressive or offensive, I tend to keep my business with them strictly business. I do not share personal information with people I think are sexually harassing me. I imagine you dont either.
Do you think you can fire someone who has inflammatory bowel syndrome when it makes your life at work miserable? Why should this man have to tolerate someone he doesnt want to tolerate at work? Would it be better had he fired her within a month of hiring her? The fact that it took him 10 years to like her romantically suggests that he is not shallow, not someone who is focused solely on looks. The guy did the best thing he could have done in his position. Part of self control is separating yourself from temptations that you fear you will give in to. Yeah, she could have rejected him. But should his wife have to rely on that possibility? Ideally you would want him to just suffer through it but you cant fault an alcoholic for not wanting drinks to be served at his office.
Last edited by jbhasban; 2012-12-30 at 04:36 PM.
It does bring up an interesting question since this is built from emotions. If a person you do not like at work. Can you legally fire them because you simply do not like them.