What are some legal consequences of a CEO knowingly keeping a drunkard employee on the job?

My boss is a drunk. She gets drunk at work, stores beer in the fridge at work, and goes to lunch at the bar and comes back drunk. She is pretty much crazy. The CEO of our company (small, privately held) refuses to fire her or acknowledge her drinking problem because she is supposedly integral to the company. (I don't see it because it's a small retail operation and she's the General Manager and Buyer). I live in the U.S. and was just wondering what some legal consequences for the company would be for knowingly allowing a drunk person to manage their store and refuse to deal with it. Any info would help

Asked By: ThePrincess! - 7/1/2007
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Your company is possibly liable for any injury that occurs on the job foreseeably resulting from your boss' drinking on the job provided the CEO has knowledge of it and does nothing to enforce a no drinking policy.
Answered By: noble_savage - 7/1/2007
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It sounds like it is just a matter of time before she screws something up royaly, just don't be too eager to fix her mistakes, especially in areas that you are not responsible for. If she continues her drinking like that, it will happen.
Answered By: sbyldy - 7/1/2007
The question is not whether the boss is drunk - the question is what she does or does not do when she is impaired. That is where liability arises... More
Answered By: Mel - 7/2/2007
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