It in no way put the business in jeopardy. She had been employed for 10 years and he even stated that she was the best dental assistant he had ever had.
I have a hard time believing that if she were willing to sue him over this that she wouldn't be willing to sue him over sexual harassment if it escalated.
You claimed that he took mature steps. I'm saying he wasn't mature.
I don't think we'll ever agree on that. When given the situation of putting your wife in an uncomfortable enough position that your marriage is in jeopardy, I definitely think it's a mature thing to separate yourself from that issue. I think the difference is that I don't think it's easy for him to just change his behavior. His behavior initially was immature, but I don't find the firing immature.
If anything I'd say she had a sexual harassment case more than a wrongful termination case.
He put his family and maybe his business in jeopardy, not her. He could have easily kept his loins in check and not have done what he was doing.
To give you an example, I have an issue biting my finger-nails. I have heard countless people say, "just don't bite them," and it just isn't always that easy so I wear gloves to stop me doing that. It's easy to say, "you shouldn't have to wear gloves, just stop." It isn't that easy to just change.
edit: To be perfectly clear, I think his initial behavior is less than admirable, I just don't think the termination was illegal.
Edited by way2lazy2care, 23 December 2012 - 01:27 AM.