Hot women have rights, too!
A Manhattan appeals panel — in a first-of-its-kind decision — Tuesday overturned a lower-court ruling that said you can’t be fired because of your gender but you could get the boot for being “too cute.”
The decision involved a 2013 lawsuit filed by blond massage therapist Dilek Edwards against her former boss, Wall Street chiropractor Charles Nicolai and his former lesbian Playboy Playmate wife, Stephanie Adams.
|Stephanie Adams in her Playboy days
Dilek, 33, said she was axed after Nicolai admitted to his 46-year-old wife that she “might become jealous’’ of his bubbly staffer because she was “too cute.’’
Last year, Manhattan Judge Shlomo Hagler had ruled against Dilek, saying her cuteness quotient couldn’t be cited as the basis for a discrimination claim.
But the appeals panel disagreed.
Dilek “was fired for no reason other than Adams’ belief that Nicolai was sexually attracted to her,” lead Judge David Friedman wrote. He was joined by Judges Karla Moskowitz, Judith Gische and Marcy Kahn.
”This states a cause of action for gender discrimination under New York State Human Rights Law,” Friedman said.
A circuit court in Iowa had ruled the opposite of the New York appeals panel in 2013.
The all-male Iowa panel OK’d a male dentist’s ouster of his female hygienist because he viewed her “as an irresistible attraction.”
Dilek’s lawyer, Maimon Kirschenbaum, said other courts have rejected the “too cute” discrimination claim, too.Adams may have a bit of a security issue, don't you think?
“We had looked extensively to find a case for what should be obvious — that firing a woman because you might be attracted to her is discrimination,” Kirschenbaum said.
This is not Adams' first foray into the new since her Playboy days. Former Playboy playmate claims New York cops are denying her gun license in revenge for winning a $1.2million lawsuit against police after they threw her to the ground
A former Playboy Playmate claims that police have refused her gun license application in revenge for a $1.2million law suit she won against the NYPD for excessive force.
Stephanie Edward, Playboy's Miss November 1992, was furious after the application was declined after the New York Police Department cited various domestic incidents.
They claim that the application was refused due to the incidents 'as a victim and as a perpetrator' between 2003 and 2013, and lying about receiving protection orders in the past.
The Licence Department also used a sexy picture posted on the internet of Adams wearing a skimpy mock police uniform and holding a gun as a reason to deny her.
In a letter, Deputy Inspector Michael Endall, commanding officer of the license division, wrote: 'You are photographed holding what appears to be an NYPD authorized Smith & Wesson 5946, with your finger in a 'nonsafe' position in the trigger well,' reports the New York Daily News.
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