Many people consider their career a huge part of their identity, which means that suddenly losing their job can be devastating. If you have reason to believe that you were fired for reasons other than what your supervisor indicated, you may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit and seek damages in court. To begin this process, it's in your best interest to find an affordable lawyer in Kansas City who can take on your case. 

According to The Bulletin, a Central Oregon news outlet, Deschutes County and District Attorney Patrick Flaherty recently reached a settlement with Sharon Sweet, a former investigator who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in April 2013.

Sweet claimed that Flaherty "engaged in a pattern and practice of disparate treatment of employees who exercised their right to protected speech [and created a] hostile work environment, which amounted to employment discrimination," reports the source. Flaherty has denied most of the allegations brought against him, claiming that Sweet violated personnel rules by failing to disclose a relationship with a colleague.

This is the second wrongful termination lawsuit that Flaherty has faced in the past few years. The news outlet notes that in April 2011, a trio of former deputy district attorneys filed a lawsuit against him, which was settled in July 2013. 

If you live in Missouri and believe that you have been the victim of wrongful termination, consider scheduling a consultation with a 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.