The CEO of a small tech company was fired after his company, a company called Bullybar, was accused of sexually harassing and discriminating women, a lawsuit says.
In a statement, the company says that it fired the man after the company’s Chief Executive Officer discovered allegations that the man was violating company policy.
The complaint says that the company had hired a woman to be its Chief Operating Officer, but after the woman told BullyBar that she was sexually harassed and discriminated against by the man, BullyBanders had to hire a second woman, a woman who has since left the company.
The CEO’s statement says he learned of the allegations after a female employee left the office, and after the man left the building.
“We immediately terminated the man who was at the office and brought in a new employee to work with him in a position of leadership,” the statement reads.
“We believe that this action was appropriate, and in the best interests of our company.”
The woman in question was an employee of the company who had left the offices of the Bully bar after she found out about the allegations.
The company said she was let go because she was not a good candidate for the position, according to the lawsuit.
The company’s statement goes on to say that the new employee has been employed by the company for a year and has been a valued employee.
It says that Bully Bar is a company of more than 1,500 people and that it will be paying her back by providing her with full benefits.