You can get the boot for being too cute.
A Manhattan judge tossed out a yoga instructor’s lawsuit claiming that she was discriminated against when she was fired because her boss said she was “too cute” and might make his wife, a former Playboy Playmate, jealous.
Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler ruled that Dilek Edwards’s suit did not contain a single allegation that she was terminated “because of her status as a woman.”
“To state a claim for employment discrimination a plaintiff must allege that she is a member of a protected class,” Hagler pointed out, which cuteness is not.
The “defendants’ behavior, no matter how abhorrent, fails to constitute gender discrimination.”
Edwards was hired by Charles Nicolai, the owner of Wall St. Chiropractic and Wellness in April 2012 to work as a yoga instructor and massage therapist. Continue reading >>