Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

Although sexual harassment in the workplace can occur in many different forms, one of the most common forms is quid pro quo sexual harassment. Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when a person loses his or her job or does not obtain certain job benefits because he or she refused to provide sexual favors to a person in a position of power in the workplace. While quid pro quo sexual harassment can be blatant, there are also many subtle forms, such as when a worker must submit to certain sexual behavior by the other party—verbal, nonverbal or physical—in order to receive a professional benefit.

Quid pro quo sexual harassment can cause damage to an employee not only economically, but also professionally and emotionally. No one should ever have to tolerate unwanted sexual advances, especially from someone in a position of power in the workplace.

As a victim of quid pro quo sexual harassment, you have a right to hold your employer accountable by filing a claim against the responsible party for financial damages. These claims are designed to compensate for financial losses suffered. It is important to be aware, however, that your employer might try to challenge your claim by alleging that the termination or other adverse action was caused by some other reason, such as inadequate job performance. Having a capable employment law attorney represent you can give you a much greater chance of winning your case. A good lawyer will know what types of evidence can be used to support your case and how to effectively refute the claims your employer is making.

The Law Offices of Fern Trevino has top-quality Chicago employment law attorneys who have extensive experience and who have proven themselves in their legal field. Do not hesitate to call our office for assistance if you believe that you are a victim of quid pro quo sexual harassment.

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