National Beverage Corp. is the famed maker of the popular sparkling water beverage, LaCroix. Recently, the CEO of the company was accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment from more than one employee. According to the CEO, the sexual harassment claims are false.
The sexual harassment instances were filed between 2016 and 2017. In the suits, the victims stated that the LaCroix CEO touched them sexually while they were working for him. The claimants further stated that the sexual touching was unprovoked and unwanted. Last January, the CEO settled one of the suits. The litigants plan to settle the other suit by this September.
In the meantime, the Wall Street Journal published an article concerning the sexual harassment allegations, resulting in a 2 percent drop in stock value. The company has since attempted to respond to the news, stating that the allegations were false and that others familiar with the events disagree with what took place.
A negative response like this from someone accused of sexual harassment is to be expected. Especially when an entire company could face the dire financial consequences of public opinion turning against the brand, a complete denial of the sexual harassment charges is understandable. Such denial, however, should never discourage those who were harmed by sexual harassment from fervently pursuing justice and restitution in court.
If you were harmed by sexual harassment at your workplace, the law is on your side. Depending on the facts surrounding your case, you may be able to receive just compensation for the emotional, physical and financial damages the harassment caused.