There's no excuse for inappropriate behavior in the workplace—no matter what gender you are. In the event that one of your colleagues makes you feel uncomfortable about yourself sexually, you may be able to file a sexual harassment lawsuit and hold the responsible party accountable for his or her actions. The best way to go about this is to contact an affordable lawyer as soon as possible.
According to the Houston Chronicle, 51-year-old James Gist, a former deputy constable in Galveston, Texas, was recently awarded $567,000 after filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against his former boss, 55-year-old Galveston County Constable Pam Matranga.
"Gist accused Matranga of repeatedly making suggestive comments, of pressing his head between her breasts and of making other sexual advances," states the source. "He alleged that he was fired after Matranga discovered that he was attempting to record her advances." Gist also claimed that Matranga would pull her blouse over his and the other deputies' heads on occasion. He said that he repeatedly rejected her advances.
Matranga has reportedly called the verdict unfair and indicated that Gist filed the lawsuit because she wouldn't promote him.
If you live in Missouri and have been the victim of sexual harassment or gender discrimination, you may be able to take a stand against the perpetrator and seek damages. 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.