Suing a CEOPosted by: sadolite
I think single or class action law suits should be able to be brought against CEO's of publicly traded companies who inject their personal politics into the business and cause it to loose money. Macy's for example has lost millions and millions of dollars for it's stock holders because it's CEO chose to inject his/her personal dislike for Trump by canceling lucrative contracts with Trump and causing public dislike for the company in general. The sole and only responsibility of a CEO of a publicly traded com
This is too ill defined; at what line do actions cross this boundary instead of distancing themselves from what may be bad press, the same argument could be applied for inaction that harms the company through bad publicity. A CEO could even be caught between two political sides do to association with a business partner who has committed a major breach, refusing to distance themselves could lose money and reputation from bad press, however distancing themselves would also be costly and calls of partisanship. If the CEO is hurting the company then they can take steps to remove him, or the public may make clear their dissatisfaction with the company for CEO bad behavior. While a representative should behave in a manner fitting their responsibility they should not have their basic rights to opinion and free speech taken away like you suggest.