Sexual harassment is one kind of behavior that should never be taken lightly. If you believe that you've been victimized by a coworker or a supervisor at your place of employment, you may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. In these kinds of circumstances, there are experienced Kansas City attorneys who can help. 

According to Rhode Island news outlet The Providence Journal, Lieutenant Karen Guilbeault of the Cranston Police Department has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of Cranston and five of her colleagues. 

Guilbeault claims that "her promotion to lieutenant was delayed, her superiors made it difficult for her to function by denying her sufficient personnel when she supervised the traffic unit and she was denied training" all as a result of her gender, reports the source. She also alleges that her colleagues sent her inappropriate text messages and that her supervisors unfairly disciplined her. 

As a result of the alleged mistreatment, Guilbeault says that she has suffered emotional distress, mental anguish and physical injury and sickness. She is seeking unspecified financial damages, claiming that the defendants violated the Rhode Island Civil Rights Act of 1990.

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. These experienced and locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages to which you may be entitled.