There's absolutely no excuse for sexual harassment — verbal, physical or otherwise. If you've been subjected to inappropriate behavior at your place of employment, you may be able to hold the responsible party accountable for his or her actions with the help of an affordable lawyer, as three North Carolina women recently did. 

The Charlotte Observer reports that a settlement has been reached in a sexual harassment lawsuit against anesthesiologist Dr. Hans Hansen of the Pain Relief Center, a clinic that operates in multiple locations throughout the state of North Carolina. According to the source, the results of the settlement are confidential. The case was reportedly set to go to trial in mere days when the defendant opted to settle.

"Hansen's former employees Deana Lingle, Leslie Treadway and Robin Perun first took their complaints of months of chronic fondling, kisses and sexual propositioning by Hansen to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2010, then filed suit in federal court a year later," states the news outlet. "They claimed assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent hiring, supervision and retention, among other allegations."

If you live in Missouri and have been the victim of sexual harassment or gender discrimination, you may have grounds to take legal action and hold the responsible party accountable. To get this process started, you should contact an affordable lawyer in Kansas City 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.