When you go to work, you have the right to feel like you are entering a safe environment. That being said, if you feel that any of your supervisors or coworkers have subjected you to sexual harassment, you may have grounds to take legal action and hold responsible parties accountable for their inappropriate actions. The best way to go about this is to contact an affordable lawyer about filing a civil lawsuit as soon as possible.
According to the Amarillo Globe-News, a Texas-based news outlet, a $300,000 settlement was recently reached in a sexual harassment lawsuit against Swisher County, former Sheriff Emilio Benavidez and County Judge Harold Keeter.
The source reports that two former Swisher County employees, Cassie Pointer and Tara Rasmussen, sued the defendants on October 2, 2013, claiming that "Benavidez fondled himself in front of them and that Keeter retaliated against them for reporting the incidents."
"[The plaintiffs] are relieved that the case is over," said Rob Hogan, the sexual harassment lawyer representing the victims, as noted by the news outlet. "They hope this case will be a catalyst for change in Swisher County."
As part of the settlement, the claims against the defendants will be dropped.
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.