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Sexual harassment suit against Blizzard Custom Cycle Supply settled

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 4, 2013

CHARLESTON — A lawsuit brought by a former employee who claimed she was sexually harassed by Blizzard Custom Cycle Supply's CEO was settled and dismissed last year.

On Jan. 30, 2012, a Dismissal Order was filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.

"The Court has been informed that all matters in controversy have been compromised and settled between...Beverly Eikler and...Blizzard Custom Cycle Supply and Ron Blizzard..." the dismissal order states.

The parties jointly moved the Court for dismissal of the action with prejudice.

Eikler was employed by the defendant from May 13, 2010, until May 27, 2010, as an office assistant, according to a complaint filed May 19, 2011, in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Eikler claimed Ron Blizzard, the CEO of the company, subjected her to sexual harassment and created a hostile work environment.

On multiple occasions, Blizzard would touch Eikler and made sexually suggestive comments, according to the suit.

Eikler claimed Blizzard Custom Cycle Supply failed to correct the sexually harassing environment.

Due to the continued and constant sexual harassment and lack of action by the defendant, Eikler found the environment to be so hostile and intolerable that she was forced to leave the employment, according to the suit.

Eikler was seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She was being represented by Maria Hughes of Hughes & Goldner.

The defendants were represented by Charles F. Johns of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC.

The case was assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-811

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