October 28, 2013

The Iowa Supreme Court Gets It Wrong~AGAIN...

On February 22, 2013 I wrote a blog entitled Can You Be Fired If You Are Too Attractive.  It chronicled a woman who was fired because her boss became increasingly attracted to her after nearly ten years of employment, expressed his attraction by sending her unprofessional text messages (to which she did not respond), got caught by his wife, and then kicked the employee to the curb in order to salvage his marriage and "remove" the distraction.

The case found its way to the Iowa Supreme Court where an all male panel determined that, while not fair, the employer's actions did not constitute an unlawful termination on the part of the employer.

You may recall a follow-up in July to my original blog discussing the fact that the Iowa Supreme Court announced that they intended to reopen and reconsider their original decision. Well, in case you were wondering, they reconsidered the case, and came to the same stupid decision that they arrived at in February.

A bad bad decision on the part of all women.  Shame on you Supreme Court of Iowa!  You got it wrong~AGAIN...


  1. Yes, I remember this case and I can't believe the end result. This is really bad, and It doesn't help women in the work place at all. In fact it sends a real bad message.
    I would have loved to see all the actual evidence that was presented to the Supreme Court, that made them come to this conclusion on both occasions.

    1. I agree! It's the reason why we have to continue to empower our young women to pursue political and leadership positions. As always, thank you for your comments. Have a great day! Jules