Additional information about Dr. Knight's wife:
In late 2009, Dr. Knight took his children to Colorado for Christmas vacation. Dr. Knight’s wife Jeanne, who was also an employee in the dental practice, stayed home. Jeanne Knight found out that her husband and Nelson were texting each other during that time. When Dr. Knight returned home, Jeanne Knight confronted her husband and demanded that he terminate Nelson’s employment. Both of them consulted with the senior pastor of their church, who agreed with the decision.
The texting shows too great an interest in an employee. Unless they were texting about work, schedules, etc... However, since wifey was in a tizzy and hubby agreed that he shouldn't be doing it, one assumes the texts were "inappropriate" - whatever that means.
So, one might deduce that they were already forming something more than a mere work relationship.
Having said that, he may have explained it to her, given her a letter of recommendation and helped her find new employment....in order to save both of them from an indiscretion.
However, firing, or not hiring, a woman (or man) because the employer "might" get interested in them in the future is ludicrous! Seriously, can there not be a work relationship between a man and a woman that doesn't go south? Can't both parties control themselves?
I'm not a "femi-nazi" by any stretch of the imagination....however, this particular judgment....that she was too pretty....just stings...because I get flashes of women having to wear burkas in order not to excite males anywhere within a mile from them.