The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Ashlan Village Retirement Community in Lyman, South Carolina. The EEOC claims that Leah Phyhala, the marketing director at Ashlan Village, was subjected to a sexually hostile work environment by the executive director, Alton Free.
According to the complaint, Free subjected Phyhala to unwelcome e-mails with sexual content, unwelcome touching, daily sexual comments about Pyhala’s breasts and buttocks, and suggestions that he wanted to have sex with her through comments like “I have something for you…it’s eight and half inches long.”
Pyhala, and a coworker, Holly Black, complained to Ashlan Village’s owner regarding the harassment. Pyhala and Black claim that they were then terminated by Free because of their complaints about the sexual harassment.