Sexual Harassment from the CEO Violates Trust and Sexual Harassment Laws.
Sexual harassment by the CEO occurs when the CEO of a company makes unwelcome sexual advances, comments, or contact with an employee. A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is among the top of the leadership chain within any company. With that title comes a responsibility to set an example for your staff and middle management of acceptable behavior in the workplace. Sexually harassing members of your team would set the wrong example.
If the CEO of your company sexually harasses you, you have the right to fight back. Do not let the CEO intimidate you into thinking you have no rights. Work with a qualified sexual harassment lawyer to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
What Is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?
What Are the Forms of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?
There are two types of sexual harassment claims: quid pro quo and hostile work environment.
Quid Pro Quo Sexual HarassmentIn a quid pro quo situation, the employee or job applicant is told that they will receive privileges, such as a raise, promotion, or job offer, in exchange for sexual favors.
Hostile Work Environment Sexual HarassmentThe hostile work environment occurs when the harassment creates a situation where any reasonable person would feel so uncomfortable at work that they would not be able to function and do their job.
What is Considered Sexual Harassment by a CEO?
Sexual harassment from the CEO of the company occurs when the CEO makes unwanted sexual comments, advances, or contact with you. It can create both a quid pro quo and a hostile work environment. Furthermore, your CEO has the opportunity to intimidate you and may retaliate against you or punish you if you deny his sexual advances. As a result, sexual harassment from your CEO is an extreme abuse of power.
Who Can You Report Sexual Harassment by a CEO to?
Companies with CEOs typically have departments designed to handle workplace concerns. Whether they employ an HR department or a specific sexual harassment oversight committee or department, an employee can report any sexual harassment within the company.
When your CEO is sexually harassing you, the only place to go within the company is the designated team dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace.
What Laws Protect Employees from CEO Sexual Harassment?
When Should You File Your Claim for CEO Sexual Harassment?
Victims of CEO sexual harassment can file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days of the incident. In some states, the statute of limitations to file your claim with the EEOC is 300 days.
Can A CEO be Fired for Sexually Harassing an Employee?
A company may remove a CEO from their position due to sexually harassing an employee. As the Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors would need to vote to remove the CEO. Most contracts will include stipulations that would allow a contract to end due to such misconduct. Therefore, while it is not mandatory to remove a CEO who is sexually harassing employees, it is the best practice.
Can You Get Fired from Work for Reporting CEO Sexual Harassment?
You have the right to report sexual harassment at work, even when it comes from the CEO. The CEO, however, does not have the right to fire you because you reported his bad behavior. If he attempts to fire you as a result, it is an act of wrongful termination.
Wrongful termination, demotions, unauthorized shift changes, negative employee reviews, and other punishments are forms of retaliation. Federal and state sexual harassment laws prohibit any form of retaliation at work.
What Compensation Can You Receive as a Victim of CEO Sexual Harassment?
When you experience CEO sexual harassment, you have the right to receive compensation. You can work with your sexual harassment attorney to determine the remedies you wish to request. You may choose to request lost wages, legal fees, money for pain and suffering and emotional distress, and even the CEO’s termination.
Should You Hire a Sexual Harassment Lawyer to Help with Your Claim Against Your CEO?
Contact Our Experienced Sexual Harassment Lawyers for a Free Consultation
You have the right to work in an environment free from sexual harassment, especially when dealing with your company’s CEO. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment by the CEO, the experienced sexual harassment attorneys and former sex crimes prosecutors of the Derek Smith Law Group in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Miami, and Los Angeles can help.
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Sexual Harassment Cases We Handle:
- Hostile Work Environment
- Quid Pro Quo
- Unwelcome Request For Sex
- Sexism in the Workplace
- Sexual Bribery
- Sexual Gift-Giving at Work
- Sexual Harassment by a Supervisor
- Workplace Sexual Coercion
- Non-Employee Sexual Harassment
- Gay and Lesbian Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Harassment at Off-Site Events
- Stalking in the Workplace
- Criminal Sexual Conduct
- Sexual Joking
- Co-Worker Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Orientation Harassment
- Unwanted Physical Contact
- Same-Sex Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Harassment at Office Holiday Parties
- Sexual Harassment By The CEO
- Sexual Harassment by a Manager
- Sexual Harassment by the Owner
- Online Sexual Harassment
- Fashion Industry Sexual Assault
- Pornography / Offensive Pictures at Work