No one should ever have to put up with any kind of behavior in the workplace — physical or verbal — that makes them feel uncomfortable about themselves sexually. If you believe that you've been the victim of sexual harassment, it is imperative that you contact Kansas City attorneys immediately to see about moving forward with a civil lawsuit. 

According to, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Susan Steele ruled on Wednesday, August 14, that Englewood Hospital and Medical Center employee Maria Margiotta has the right to proceed with a sexual harassment lawsuit against the facility and its former president, Douglas Duchak.

"Margiotta said in her suit that Duchak had made inappropriate comments for months before forcibly kissing her after a work-related dinner in November," states the news outlet. "Then, when she reported his behavior to the hospital, she was given less contact with senior management and suffered from other retaliatory acts."

The source reports that the hospital had "immediately asked for the case to be dismissed," claiming that management had properly addressed and remedied the situation by demoting Duchak and ordering him to participate in sexual harassment training, though Steele questioned the effectiveness of these actions in her ruling. 

If you live in Missouri and have been the victim of sexual harassment or gender discrimination, you can take a stand against the perpetrator. Consider scheduling a consultation with an affordable lawyer in Kansas City who will give your case the attention it deserves. These experienced and locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.