Nude Model Claims She Was Fired Because Of Her Work

She says she lost two jobs in the last two months.



It's not uncommon for educators to lose their jobs after their past careers or sidelines as sexy models come to light. The rationale is that these professionals should be role models for impressionable minds. But Sarah Hunter, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, contends she lost two jobs in two months -- as a bartendar, and a hostess -- because of her work as a nude model.

In an interview with the central Pennsylvania Fox affiliate, Fox43, Hunter didn't name the employers nor did she explain how she knew her career in the adult industry was to blame for her dismissals. She was unapologetic about her work and said she continues to work as a "fetish model." "I'm not ashamed of anything I've done," she told Fox43. "As long as it doesn't affect the work that you're doing now and you show up on time and you do your job and you're good at it, it doesn't seem to me that other jobs you've had in the past have had any impact on that," Hunter added.

It's not clear, however, that these employers would be violating the law by firing her. Every state but Montana is an "at-will employment" state, which means in 49 states "an employer can fire employees for any reason or no reason at all," according to AOL Jobs blogger and employment attorney Donna Ballman. "Whether your employer doesn't like your shirt, wakes up in a bad mood, or just feels like it, they can fire you at-will unless you have a contract or union agreement saying otherwise," Ballman wrote.

Hunter didn't say she plans to sue, and FOX43's legal analyst Steven Breit was doubtful Hunter would be able to prove discrimination. "It's very easy, as an employer, to craft reasons why someone is going to be terminated," he told the outlet. "And as long as they're articulated in a non-discriminatory fashion, it is hard to prove a discrimination case."

In fact, workers from many industries have found themselves out of luck after they've been dismissed as a result of their erotic careers coming to light.

Hunter, for her part, told FOX43 she has found it difficult to find employment outside of the adult entertainment industry. But she thinks it's foolish for employers to consider erotic careers when making hiring and firing decisions.

"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," she told Fox43. "But that doesn't, in any way, make someone less capable of doing any other kind of job."

What do you think? Share your comments below.

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum

15 Comments

Filter by:
Eleni

This chick is sneaky .she goes on national news to supposedly talk about her being fired and gets FREE exposure and public relations and air time --all at the expense of the news who will air anything to get a story...she has a website and lots of followers and now she will have tripled her followers...thanks to the news FOX43...She is NOT dumb that is for sure- she is manipulative...yet smart on her part...

February 18 2014 at 11:11 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Eleni

The companies have the right to hire and they are even more so careful now because what you do, did or will do is what will and can affect a company's reputation etc...not to mention you bring your fetishes and bad habits, taste, practices, beliefs into a workplace and you may be creating issues in the workplace amongst staff (male and female)...so I would not want her in my company either..legal or not..people with immoral ethics and beliefs= bad work ethics, bad example and bad decisions. We all sin but there is too many excuses for the crap people do today this is why this country is headed to the $hit pool because you are who you hire and if you hire immoral, unethical people -your company will start heading for the toilet....that includes to get rid of people within the company who have bad work ethics and morals. Extensive background checks are good and so are to check peoples ethics etc...If I had a company I would not hire her or anyone tattooed, piercings, bad past etc...Enough trash and stress in the world why have to worry about a "at risk" employee to boot...NOT!

February 18 2014 at 10:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
dbuttaccio

Simple - Do photo-shoot modelling full time - start up your own website and BAM! CASHOLA! - no need for a second job - screw the nah-sayers!

February 12 2014 at 10:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RCEllig

College level Art programs/classes hire nude female and male models to pose in drawing classes for student education.
What is the difference if one is a nude model in another legal working situation.
I think she has a case againist the employer. I think to many people get the wrong impression of what a nude model/dancer do. To many have this impression they are selling sex to be with someone. Not thecase.
There seems to be so many double standards with the law. Like the big move now with legal pot..as long as it can be taxed and produce income to the govewrnment it is all of a sudden becomes acceptable. Just a few years ago pot possesion was a life behind bars/crimial situation..now it is ok if you pass a law by a majority vote. One action is acceptable/lawfull and another is unacceptable and unlawfull
It is all B.S.

February 02 2014 at 12:02 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Nessa

Serves her right? She's irresponsible? She was and is doing a job that she enjoys and one that is completely legal. It's just nudity. Get over yourselves.

September 25 2013 at 9:21 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
skrr123

The article says that all states but Montana are "at-will" employment States. That is not technically correct. While States like Florida are ironically called "Right-to-work" States--which offer NO protection to employees, in States like New York and New Jersey, an employee can only be fired for cause. The way employers get around this is by hiring part-time employees (who are not afforded any protection) or hiring through personnel (Temp) staffing agencies.

September 23 2013 at 11:45 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Barbara

Serves her right.................. no respectable lady would do that !!!

September 20 2013 at 2:15 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Barbara

Serves her right...................

September 20 2013 at 2:14 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Hobbes

I'm always fascinated by number of people without sin.

September 19 2013 at 6:34 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1976DevilDog

Obviously, people have become so stupid and short sighted as to think that their past actions have no part of their possible future. She is just now gathering the harvest repercussions of the weeds that she has planted in the past. Accountability for one's actions are evident, but in today's victim-based mindset idiots seem to think they can plant landmines today and not be responsible for their actions tomorrow. She is irresponsible and short sighted. Now she will have to really work at getting work because of her past indiscretions.

September 19 2013 at 5:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Search Articles

Top Companies Hiring

Week of Oct 26 - Nov 2
View All

Picks From the Web