cell_phone_tower_web.jpgROSWELL, Ga. (AP) _ The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit charging an employee of a Roswell, Ga. company that installs and tests cell phone towers was racially harassed.

The EEOC said Tuesday the complaint says Granville Ritchie was hired by Towersite Services LLC in January 2009.

It says Ritchie was regularly subjected to racially derogatory comments, hostile gestures and threats from his foreman, who wore a swastika and said he liked killing blacks and Mexicans.

The lawsuit says Ritchie quit in fear for his safety.

David Long-Daniels, an attorney representing Towersite, describes it as a small company with two owners, one black and one white, and says Ritchie and the foreman were friends.

He says he believes the case has no merit and will be litigated on that basis.