Ex-Alabama State Employee Calls Firing ‘Retaliation’ for Reporting Harassment
The plaintiffs in a harassment lawsuit against Alabama State University today rested their case, with one of the plaintiffs, Lydia Burkhalter, describing a climate of fear during her employment and after her termination.
Lydia Burkhalter, one of the three plaintiffs, testified Monday morning that she was fired in retaliation for filing complaints about an ASU administrator she accuses of racial and sexual harassment.
She also testified Monday that she continued to worry about what might happen to her after she was fired, saying that she has received threats and was informed that she needed to be careful.
Testimony from Alabama State officials has contradicted nearly all points of testimony from the plaintiffs in the case.