Another dirty scandal is plaguing Chevron, but this one has nothing to do with polluting the Amazon. A judge overturned a jury's $100,000 award to a former Chevron employee who had sued the oil and gas company for gossiping about his passion for prostitution.
According to court documents filed in San Francisco this week, Richard Duste sued Chevron after claiming that an employee told co-workers about Duste's outings to brothels and gentlemen's clubs. After the company's investigation, which resulted in Duste's termination, the same co-worker told clients at a trade show that Duste had been fired over his brothel hobby.
In October 2011, a jury ordered Chevron to pay Duste $100,000 for harming his reputation, and worse "hurting his feelings."