Monday, July 15, 2013

Court Resists "Irresistible" Employee's Lawsuit... Again

We've been following the saga of the "irresistible" employee for awhile now. The Iowa Supreme Court originally rejected her sex discrimination claim. But, the Court just couldn't resist giving her another look... err, I mean giving her claim another look.

On Friday, we got the new opinion:
Can a male employer terminate a long-time female employee because the employer’s wife, due to no fault of the employee, is concerned about the nature of the relationship between the employer and the employee? This is the question we are required to answer today. For the reasons stated herein, we ultimately conclude the conduct does not amount to unlawful sex discrimination in violation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act
Same result - affirming summary judgment for the employer.

Now, I know what you're thinking - How can the United States Supreme Court resist her on appeal? Well, the decision is based on Iowa law so this is probably the last stop.