Jessica Zelinske was fired because she posed nude for Playboy, lawsuit claims [PHOTO]

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Jessica Zelinske was too hot for Charter Communication's Rochester office.

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The 33-year-old mother of a 9-year-old was fired by Charter months after she appeared on the cover of Playboy's "Hot Housewives" issue. She claims her boss, who might be the first man in American history to fire a colleague for appearing on Playboy's cover, previously gave her permission to do the shoot, so she's suing the company for more than $150,000 in damages, the Star Tribune reports.

From the Strib:
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Zelinske on Playboy's cover.
Zelinske told [her boss, Timothy McBeaini] weeks beforehand that she was answering a Playboy casting call and received an assurance from him that her job -- paying $18,000 annually plus commission -- would not be in jeopardy if she appeared nude in the iconic men's magazine.

The "Hot Housewives" issue with Zelinske was released in late July. In early September 2011, McBeain handed her a "Corrective Action Report," notifying her that she was fired on the spot for violating the company's "standards of common decency."

The notice went on to say, "You have violated Charter's professional conduct policy by making the personal choice to pose nude in a well-known publication."
Zelinske worked as an account executive, the Strib reports. We have to think the fact she's sexy enough for Playboy's cover wouldn't hurt when it comes to selling ads anywhere between here and Mars, so sounds like this is Charter's loss in more ways than one.

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cantwork4moniesosue
cantwork4moniesosue

So she was fired 2 years ago and now she is seeking $150k after making $18k + commission... Am I the only that hears Kanye West in the background here??

She take my money when I'm in need
Yeah she's a trifling friend indeed
Oh she's a gold digger way over town
That digs on me

downtown1
downtown1

18K a year is the norm in SE MN, sad, she can do way better than crotchester. 

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

The United Sluts of America. 

JL1969
JL1969

There's probably a lot more to this situation. 

For example, did she tell the rest of the office about what she was doing?  How did her decision create a difficult workplace environment?  Did the Playboy article name Charter Communications?  It goes on and on. 

Disappointing that she got fired, though.

Emily Christie
Emily Christie

Is this really news? Both she and her boss should have consulted an HR officer or an employee handbook to see if it was ok, which it obviously wasn't. Does anyone know all their company's policies without checking? This is a tight economy for jobs, and Channel can find any number of people who are glad to be model employees. She didn't follow company policy, and her boss should be fired for telling her it was ok. And how silly that her appropriateness for selling ads should be assumed by how attractive she is.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

more reasons why corporations suck and are run by complete fools

Arkadi
Arkadi

@Emily Christie Ha, "model employees". I see what you did there.

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