A Minnesota mother has filed a $150,000 lawsuit against her former employer, arguing that the company said it would be OK for her to pose nude in "Playboy," but then turned around and fired her once the spread was published.

Jessica Zelinske beat out about 400 other amateur models to appear on the cover of Playboy's 'Hot Housewives' issue in 2011.

Zelinske, 33, who has a nine-year-old daughter, claims in the lawsuit that her boss at Charter Communications told her she could do a nude photo shoot, but then fired her for violating the the company's standards of common decency after the magazine hit newsstands. She was making $18,000 a year in her position with the company.

Charter denied wrongdoing but has refused to comment on the allegations, citing the pending lawsuit.

Jenna Lee discussed the legal flap this morning with former prosecutor Fred Tecce and defense attorney Phil Snyder.

Snyder said that if Zelinske cannot present in writing that the company gave her approval to be in "Playboy," then a court is going to side with Charter. He said Minnesota is an "at-will" state, meaning a company can fire an employee for any reason it wants, as long as there is no discrimination.

Watch the discussion above.