Fired for Being Too Much Like ‘Ellen,’ Court Rules Employee Can Sue
That “Ellen” thing. That is essentially why Heartland Inns of America fired Brenna Lewis, according to Ms. Lewis. But, as reported last week by the Courthouse News Service, Ms. Lewis may have the last word.
An Iowa hotel clerk who describes herself as “slightly more masculine” can sue her former employer for allegedly firing her because she wasn’t pretty enough and she lacked “the Midwestern girl look,” a panel of judges on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.