A former human resources employee at DLA Piper claims that she was fired early this year after complaining that she was “physically afraid” to be near Louis Lehot, an influential Silicon Valley rainmaker who recently left the firm amid sexual assault allegations brought by a junior partner.

Lawyers at Wigdor LLP, the same firm that represented DLA Piper partner Vanina Guerrero in raising allegations about Lehot, on Monday lodged a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of an unnamed former human resources manager at the firm. According to a letter attached to the former employee’s EEOC charge, she claims that Lehot threatened her after she refused to fire an administrative assistant he wanted terminated. The former HR employee further claims that she was fired after she complained to firm management that she feared being near Lehot or left alone with him.

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