RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A former North Carolina Democratic Party employee says in a federal sexual harassment complaint that he was fired from the embroiled organization despite assurances he would not be terminated after he raised objections.
An attorney for the state Democratic Party released Wednesday to The Associated Press a copy of the complaint that was filed Jan. 31 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The employee alleges in the complaint he was sexually harassed by the party's executive director. The worker said the harassment stopped after he discussed the harassment with others but was fired in November despite being told there would be no retaliation for coming forward. Executive Director Jay Parmley resigned Sunday but denied any harassment.
The former employee refused to respond to several messages seeking comment Wednesday.