Les Moonves, CEO of CBS, faces sexual misconduct allegations after incidents reported by six different women. The allegations took place between the 1980s and early 2000s involving Moonves and actresses, writers, and producers who dealt with him in professional capacities. Four women describe forced touching and kissing while at business meetings with the CEO. Two others state that he physically intimidated them and then threatened that he would damage their careers after they spurned his advances. All the women feared retaliation if they revealed the incidents. Meanwhile, about 30 current and former CBS employees stated that the toxic behavior extended beyond Les Moonves’ actions to other notable areas in the CBS corporation.
The prominent CEO of CBS is just the latest focus in the battle against sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace. Unfortunately, this type of behavior found affecting employees in a variety of industries is not simply a trending topic but a real problem that causes hostile work environments where workers fear for their jobs and sometimes their personal safety. Even employees who do not directly receive the abuse may sense the discord at the office and face a drop in morale and productivity.
If you believe that you are a victim of workplace sexual harassment, contact our Philadelphia sexual harassment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. at 215-569-1999 or contact us online. We understand your trepidation in filing a claim but will support you throughout the case and ensure that you receive the justice you deserve.