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December 27, 2012

victim of the week: melissa nelson

You know Melissa. She's the hot dental hygenist who was fired because the dentist's wife found his interest in her threatening. For the good of his marriage, he let her go.

He is, I should note, a mustache-twirling villain. He made all manner of inappropriate remarks about her appearance, about his boners, and whatnot. He is a pig who is clearly guilty of sexual harassment.

But Melissa didn't sue him for sexual harassment. She sued him for discriminatory hiring practices. He has no right to fire her simply because he finds her too tempting, she argued.

My god, what a sense of entitlement on this one. To be clear: employers can fire whoever they want to fire. To prevent abuses, certain classes are protected. "Hot chicks" ain't one of these protected classes. Although god knows they want to be.

posted by john at 8:12 AM  â€¢  permalink