WINFIELD -- A woman is suing Sleep Hollow Golf Club for sexual harassment by two employees.

The other employees, Lee Cooperrider and Charles Starcher, were also named as defendants in the suit.

In April 2009, Nicole Reed began part-time for the golf club as a floor manager of the club's restaurant and when that position was eliminated, she was given a position as a server, according to a complaint filed March 5 in Putnam Circuit Court.

Reed claims she then became the target of lewd, sexually inappropriate and discriminatory conduct by Cooperrider and Starcher.

Cooperrider and Starcher subjected Reed to numerous incidents of sexually inappropriate touching, comments and suggestions, according to the suit.

Reed claims during her employment she reported the harassment to supervisory personnel and at one point, Starcher was suspended.

On Nov. 11, 2011, Reed was asked to attend a meeting with Jonathan Clark, the general manager; Dawn Ashley, the chef at the restaurant; and John May, a Sleepy Hollow Board Member, according to the suit.

Reed claims at the beginning of the meeting, Clark informed her that Starcher was in the club's bar area and that she would encounter him if she reported to work, which made her become upset and Ashley told her that she would no longer schedule her to work in the club's bar so that she would not encounter Starcher.

Clark directed Reed's attention to a form that was "purported to be an acknowledgment by the plaintiff that defendant Sleepy Hollow had satisfactorily addressed her complaints, and that she agreed with defendant Sleep Hollow's handing of her accusations," according to the suit.

Reed claims she did not understand the implications of signing the form and declined to do so, after which she was told she would not work that day.

The defendants allowed her to return to work, but Reed has since became the target of rumor-mongering and other unlawful, retaliatory conduct by the club's management, according to the suit.

Reed is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by Harry F. Bell Jr.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 12-C-70

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