Former CEO of Alabama Company Investigated Following Sexual Harassment Claims
September 4th, 2012|
Sept. 4, 2012
A former Alabama health care company CEO is under investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) following allegations of sexual harassment by a former employee. According to an article released by The Birmingham News, the victim claims she was forced into a sexual relationship with the man in order to keep her job.
Court documents show the female victim was hired as a grant writer at Birmingham Health Care and quickly began to play an integral role within the company. The victim claimed her boss told her she would needed to have an ongoing intimate relationship in order to keep the position. Records show the couple had two children together over the course of several years.
The suit goes on to claim the man took advantage of the woman by giving her a job that paid her well and threatening to take it, along with her children and possessions, if she rejected his advances.
The EEOC says the investigation into the Alabama Sexual Harassment allegations will be completed within 180 days.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers say every employee has a right to feel safe and comfortable in their work environment. The firm encourages anyone who feels a boss or co-worker has made inappropriate comments, gestures, or advances to discuss their legal rights with a qualified attorney.