DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A dental assistant fired because her boss thought she was too attractive has won a rare reconsideration by the Iowa Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Mark Cady has signed an order resubmitting the lawsuit filed by Melissa Nelson for reconsideration by the court. A new decision could come as early as Friday
The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/14tGjB8 ) justices have granted just five petitions to rehear a case over the past decade.
Nelson sued after she was fired by her boss, James Knight, in 2010 and told it was because she was an irresistible attraction.
The seven-man court ruled her firing might have been unfair but wasn’t illegal.
Nelson petitioned the court to withdraw its December ruling, which she called a “significant blow to gender equality.”
Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com