Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:32 AM
Male dental assistants are very rare. More so than medical nurses last I had heard. And it sure isn't because people don't hire males for the position, it simply is that they so rarely take the training. I've had the chance to stop by a few dental assisting classes over the years, and I've seen One male student.
And as for the issue of "Firing your best employee", I've also seen that happen in one company, and it was the owner's own son. Dude was a brilliant programmer, and could bang out solutions in no time, and basically did a few of the projects by himself. However, he was arrogant, hard to work with, and highly demoralizing to the rest of the company. He was fired, and the next year profits were down more than three quarters. But everyone was happier, and as of today (a few years later) the company is doing far better than when the annoying son was there and has nicely restructured itself. He too tried to sue, but it was shown that he was creating a problem within the company, and that it was in the business's best interest to cut ties.
As far as "Only Employing Women" for gender discrimination, I had the fun of doing much of the leg work at my previous job for a similar claim of discrimination. A woman tried to sue the company for discrimination as she wasn't hired for the position, and we had a staff ratio of about 8:1 males to females. However, we were able to demonstrate that the applicants for various positions in our company were in the order of 40:1 males to females, and that based on that a woman actually had a statically higher chance of being hired than a male.
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