Have you ever look around your place of work and noticed a particular distractingly attractive coworker, one that you can’t look away from? I bet you took the obvious next step - fire her for how jealous or distracted you are. Wait, you haven’t felt this way or done this before? Good, that means you’re a normal human being, with the baseline values and insights a human being should have.
Unfortunately, this basic human attribute has been challenged in a Manhattan court by a Judge named Shlomo Hagler. This blunder came about through the verdict of Dilek Edwards’ wrongful termination suit on May 19th, in which Judge Hagler ruled in favor of the Dilek Edwards’ termination by her employer stemming from the jealous feelings of his wife, Stephanie Adams.
After sending a text challenging Edwards to stay away from her husband, Dilek Edwards was then fired for being too cute, too attractive. This case may seem cut and dry, and that’s because...well... it is. However, though this was done through obvious discrimination towards Edwards, the termination was upheld by the Manhattan court allowing for this standard to exist and be revisited by others.
This case and verdict has created a precedent for the actual termination of a real life employee due to how attractive they are! It’s no wonder the court systems of this country are so openly mocked. The attorney for Dilek Edwards has filed an appealing of the verdict under those obvious grounds of visible and apparent discrimination. One can only hope common sense finds its way into the courtroom on that day and rectify this ridiculous verdict.