1Firefighter and Single Mom Loses Job Over Topless Shower Pics
Deloughrey's employer, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, immediately launched an investigation and eventually fired the young mother of one. Their complaint was not that Deloughrey had posed nude for the pictures, but that their logo had been featured in some of the images and they feared that their brand had been used without permission.
Though Deloughrey complained that the decision was sexist because male firefighters often pose shirtless for calendars and other promotional materials, legally her employer was in the right. A spokesperson for the fire department replied to Deloughrey's accusations of sexism with the following statement, “What our staff do in their private lives is a matter for them – however when they do so using our brand, they are representing our organisation. It would not matter if they are male or female, paid or unpaid, we would not want our brand used in any commercial venture without our permission.”
2Florida Teacher Fired After Her Side Job as a Swimsuit Model is Discovered
A wife and mother of two small children, Sprauer had been planning to resign from her teaching position at the end of the school year in order to focus more on her modeling career and growing family, but the school district beat her to it. On April 29th, Sprauer was called into her principal's office and shown photographs from one of her modeling gigs. The administration asked her if the photos were indeed her, and when she affirmed that it was her in the pictures she was immediately fired.
Sprauer's family, friends, and students soon rallied around the young woman, posting words of support and encouragement on her Facebook page.
3Britain's Only Female Soccer Mascot Fired Over “Booty Photos”
When Chandler and others complained about the firing, especially since the soccer club had allowed male players to pose nude for a calendar benefiting the same charity a few years earlier, the club eventually reconsidered their hasty decision and offered Chandler her job back.
4Austrian Ballerina Fired After Posing Nude for Men's Magazines
The opera had reprimanded Sarkissova after the first instance, but she ignored their warnings and posed for the second magazine just a few weeks later.
The cover of Weiner showed a topless Sarkissova with the caption, “The ballerina nude, the ballet as we love it.” Vienna State Opera director Dominique Meyer is quoted as saying, “The ballet corps has been shocked by these new images which appeared in the sex section.” As for Sarkissova, the ballerina has said that she felt discriminated against as a result of the scandal.
5Special Education Teacher Fired for Posting Suggestive Pics from His School Email Account
After doing a little bit more digging, administrators learned that Maleski had also posted a video on YouTube of himself gyrating to club music while wearing little more than his skivvies. The video includes two other male dancers, both of whom are mostly nude and have names like “Pornstar” and “Joey Jinx.” All of the images and videos that they discovered were free to the public and easily found with even the most basic search terms. Maleski lost his $56,048 a year position and issued a very contrite apology to his co-workers and students.
6Florida Police Sergeant Resigns After Getting Caught Sending Pornographic Pics of Herself in Uniform
In May of 2013, Dane accused a co-worker of sexual harassment, which lead to an investigation within her department. During the investigation, authorities discovered two hundred and forty-seven pornographic images that Dane had taken of herself, some of which were of the sergeant in her police uniform. Authorities were also shocked to discover that Dane had been uploading these lewd photographs to pornographic and virtual sex websites, and she had also been sending them to a man whom she'd met on a sex site.
As it turns out, Dane had been visiting these sex sites from work for years. Computer files dated back to 2009. She frequented one particular site called Red Light Center, an “adult-only 3D Virtual Environment based on the Red Light District in Amsterdam.” Apparently, Dane was fond of engaging in virtual sex while at work, in her office, while wearing her police-issued uniform and badge.
Dane resigned from her position amidst the scandal, and her employers are campaigning to keep her from ever working in law enforcement again.
7Manhattan High School Guidance Counselor Fired After 17 Year-Old Images Resurface
All that changed in 2012 when a student brought an image of Webb, taken when Webb was about twenty years-old, to the former principal of the school. The principal then decided that the photos were too easily accessible to students, and she filed a complaint with the DOE that lead to Webb's termination. Webb was fired just days away from achieving tenure in the school district.
Webb, who says that most of the images online have been heavily Photoshopped and manipulated, often placing her face on other bodies, has filed a lawsuit against he Department of Education in the Brooklyn Supreme Court. She claims that she was wrongfully terminated and discriminated against sexually. She also charges that the DOE violated her First Amendment rights. She has taken a teaching job in New Jersey for now, but she seeks reinstatement of her job, back pay, and punitive damages.
8Subway Workers Get “Fresh” at Work
One photo shows a male worker placing his genitals on a loaf of bread, and another photo shows a water bottle filled with yellow liquid along with the caption, “Today at work I froze me pee.” Both men were immediately fired, and the restaurant was closed down for a day in order to throw out all of the bread and sanitize the entire kitchen. Still, local residents say that they will have a hard time ever eating at that particular Subway restaurant again.
Subway spokespeople reminded the public that this was an isolated incident and it was swiftly and definitively dealt with, adding, "These actions are not tolerated and the franchisee took immediate action to terminate the two employees involved.”
9Fetish Model Fired from Two Separate Jobs
“I know plenty of very educated, very intelligent women, myself included, who get into the sex industry because it's what they enjoy, it's what they like and they're good at it,” Hunter said. “But that doesn't, in any way, make someone less capable of doing any other kind of job.”
Since Pennsylvania is an “at-will employment state,” employers can come up with a variety of reasons to fire people, as long as it's not discriminatory. Hunter plans to continue to look for work outside of the entertainment industry, while still modeling on the side.
10Geraldo Rivera Fired After Posting a Naked Selfie
The picture quickly went viral and the general consensus was that the image was in poor taste. Apparently, the administrators at the Catholic higher learning institution Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA agreed. The school had secured Rivera to moderate a prestigious panel discussion about the fifty year anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The university revoked their invitation and fired Rivera from the job after the anchorman's strange selfie went viral on the web.
Duquesne University spokeswoman Bridget Fare explained, “We warn our students not to put anything inappropriate on social media because of potential consequences. You could consider this teaching by example.”