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Online company executive accused of sexual harassment

A former employee at Yahoo has recently accused her supervisor of forcing her to engage in oral and digital sex acts. The suit also alleges that the f supervisor told the employee that she could take away her job, her stock options and her future career prospects if she failed to comply with her requests.

Yahoo is not the only technology company that has seen complaints of sexual harassment of employees. Recently, the CEO of Urban Airship announced that he was going to take a leave of absence due to allegations of sexual misconduct while one of the executives at Tinder filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment by others at the company. The CEO of RadiumOne was terminated due to domestic violence charges in April, and a cofounder at GitHub resigned "due to errors in judgment," according to statement.

In a lawsuit in the Yahoo case, the employee claims that she was removed as the lead on projects, that others were promoted to supervise her and that she had performance reviews downgraded after she refused her supervisor's advances. She further claims that she was denied advancement within the company and was later terminated. Yahoo denies that the supervisor engaged in such conduct and vowed to clear her name, but the plaintiff suggests that the company failed to conduct an investigation into the allegations.

Employers are required to provide a safe and productive work environment for their employees. Employees who feel as if they cannot do their job because of sexual harassment may wish to contact an employment law attorney. An attorney may be able to help an employee win his or her job back or help that employee win a financial award from his or her former employer.

Source: Washington Post, "Female executive at Yahoo sued for alleged sexual harassment", Jena McGregor, July 15, 2014

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