Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
What is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?
Workplace sexual harassment can take many forms, but quid pro quo harassment may be one of the most recognizable. Quid pro quo is Latin for “this for that,” and quid pro quo harassment occurs when an employer or supervisor asks for sexual favors in exchange for something like a bonus or a promotion. It can also occur when an employer threatens negative consequences for refusing sexual advances.
If your supervisor has ever made you feel that you needed to go on a date or engage in sexual activity in order to advance or maintain your career, you may have been the victim of quid pro quo sexual harassment. Victims of sexual harassment can be male or female, as can the perpetrators.
Like all forms of sexual harassment, quid pro quo harassment is unfair and unethical. No employee deserves to feel that his or her job security and success is dependent on sexual contact.
Quid pro quo sexual harassment is illegal. If your employer is aware that quid pro quo harassment has occurred, they can be held liable for the harassment you endured.
If you believe you have been the victim of quid pro quo sexual harassment, you do not need to suffer in silence. An experienced attorney can help you decide what to do, whether it’s filing a complaint with your company or filing a lawsuit against your employer.
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Our experienced attorneys will work with you to determine the best approach for your specific situation, including possible compensation. Many types of harassment claim are subject to time limits, so it is important to contact an attorney early to ensure that you receive the support you deserve.
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