“Melissa Nelson spent 10 happy years working as a dental assistant until she was fired because her boss said she was too tempting and a threat to his marriage.
On Friday, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court unanimously agreed that dentist James Knight was justified when he fired an employee he saw as an “irresistible attraction.”
“I’m devastated. There is not an appeal, the state is as far as we can go,” said Nelson.
The decision is sparking much controversy, with some employment attorneys calling it a dangerous throwback.”