Between employees getting spanked, a company losing $7.2 billion due to fraud, and watching porn at work, we've sure had a lot to gab about lately. It makes me wonder if more companies have scandalous behavior than not. The latest? Wellpoint Inc. CFO David C. Colby was fired for misconduct last spring and we're just finding out what that means.
They're calling him the "corporate Casanova" but I'm inclined to say that he's just kinda creepy. There are a series of lawsuits against the ex-executive from women around the country that are furious with his shenanigans involving sex, lies and insensitivity. The allegations range from one woman saying Colby got her pregnant and text messaged her ABORT!! to others saying he gave them STDs, and twelve women claiming he proposed to them.
Wellpoint got rid of their superstar CFO because he violated their code of conduct, but interestingly none of the allegations against him are for sexual harassment. His womanizing was targeted at women who worked at the company but mostly women outside it, and the accusers suing Colby are doing so because they were "ill-used" by him.
Do you think it makes sense that an executive's behavior outside the office could get him fired?