Jessie Lunderby, who posed for Playboy photos only to lose her job as a jail officer, is dominating multiple Year in Review summaries of the biggest news scandals of 2010. At issue was a Playboy Magazine spread.
Jessie Lunderby was the Playboy Cyber Girl Of The Week back in June 2010 which somehow violated the terms and conditions of theWashington County Sheriff office which Lunderby found out the hard way as she was put on leave than fired. Since then Jessie Lunderby has worked as a waitress with Hooter and has done some promotional appearances for Playboy magazine and plans to sue theWashington County Sheriff office.
Major Rick Hoyt of the Washington County sheriff’s office tells the AP that an additional policy forbids working in specific types of jobs, “and one of those has to do with sexual conduct,” Hoyt said. If the investigation concludes Lunderby violated any of these policies, punishment could range from a mere reprimand to dismissal.
It is not unusual for terms of employment to require that employees circumscribe their behavior in certain ways. While the employment terms prohibiting “sexual conduct” or “conduct unbecoming an officer” may sound like a variation on the morals clause often still found in actor’s contracts or contracts for those representing a product, it may have more to do with maintaining public trust in public employees. Also, it is reasonable to foresee that the inmates of the jail where Lunderby works could be a mite harder to control if they recognize their guard in and out of uniform.