When you're at work, you deserve to feel like you're in a safe environment. As such, if any of your colleagues or supervisors make you feel uncomfortable about yourself sexually, you may have grounds to file a sexual harassment lawsuit. To discuss your options, contact Kansas City attorneys who have experience with cases just like these.

According to the Chicago Tribune, 42-year-old Kelly Hespe, who has been a Chicago police officer since 2001 and is currently on medical leave, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department and Sergeant Gerald Breimon on Thursday, November 7.

Hespe claims that Breimon, who became her supervisor in 2008, subjected her to verbal and physical harassment that escalated to the sergeant allegedly forcing her to have sex with him. She also says that he threatened her and retaliated against her when she attempted to put an end to the inappropriate conduct.

"I didn't feel that I had anybody that I could go to [for help]," said Hespe in a recent press conference. "I was terrified of him, that he would harm me or my family." 

If you live in Missouri and have been the victim of sexual harassment, wrongful termination or gender discrimination, you may be able to take a stand against the perpetrator. Consider scheduling a consultation with an affordable lawyer in Kansas City to get this process going as soon as possible. These experienced, locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages to which you may be entitled.