Meet the woman that’s so irresistible that her boss had to fire her. Melissa Nelson, a dental assistant, was fired by dentist James Knight in 2010 after he admitted to an intense attraction to her that would undoubtedly lead to him cheating on his wife. She sued, claiming that she was the victim of discrimination, but the Iowa justices ruled in favor of the dentist back in December: Their personal relationship was the reason for the termination, not her gender.
Check out the 9 pictures of Melissa Nelson below and tell us if you think the dentist made the right call.
The case took a strange turn recently when the justices decided to look at the case again, even though there was no new evidence submitted. It didn’t change their verdict, though. The judges unanimously ruled again today that Nelson was fired legally. Apparently, you can fire someone for being a babe that might ruin your marriage as long as it’s because of your relationship with said woman, not just because she’s female. Sounds good to us.
In her original lawsuit, she only sued him for discrimination and not harassment. Her lawyer argued that the dentist should have been held liable for firing her out of the fear that he would harass her, but the argument didn’t sway the judges.
Anyways, here the aforementioned images — click “Next” to see all nine!