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Too sexy for this work
A court says it's okay that an Iowa woman was fired for being too attractive — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation
 
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An Iowa dentist did not discriminate against a female assistant he fired because she was "too sexy," the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled. Dental assistant Melissa Nelson, 33, claimed that her boss illegally fired her on the grounds that she was a "temptation" and a threat to his marriage. The all-male bench reaffirmed that the firing was not discriminatory because it was "motivated by feelings, not gender."

 
Samantha Rollins is TheWeek.com's news editor. She has previously worked for The New York Times and TIME and is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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