FIRM UPDATE: Our offices are open and we are accepting new clients. To protect our community and our legal team in response to the threat of COVID-19, we are offering video and telephone consultations. Please call or email our office to discuss your options.
Menu Contact

Dealing with quid pro quo harassment

Employees may face sexual harassment problems at the workplace. This often involves a superior. A very common type of harassment is quid pro quo harassment. It is the act of asking for a sexual favor in exchange for something. A superior might offer their subordinate incentives like promotions and better opportunities in order to persuade them to perform sexual acts. If you were hired on the basis of a sexual favor, that is also considered quid pro quo harassment.

Facing quid pro quo harassment can be emotionally challenging for the employee. But there are certain ways in which you may file a complaint with the relevant authorities. To prove a quid pro quo harassment claim, there are certain things that need to be established.

  • The alleged harasser made unwanted sexual advances towards the employee.
  • Some benefit was offered in return for sexual favors.
  • The prosecution must also establish that both employees were working for the same organization at the time of the harassment.
  • It is also important to establish that the sexual advances were a cause of harm for the plaintiff.

Accepting the sexual advances does not mean that you cannot file a complaint afterward. However, if the advances were rejected, the judge might ask for proof that rejecting the advances lead to adverse working conditions for the plaintiff. There is a chance that you will receive compensation as well as back pay if the quid pro quo harassment is proven in court.

Facing quid pro quo harassment can be challenging, but it is important to stay calm and contact an experienced employment attorney. The attorney will go over your rights and help you file a complaint.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyers
  • Avvo
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell LawyerRating

Tell Us About Your Case. Get A Free Consultation Speak With A Compassionate, Devoted Attorney Today. Please Call 816-399-5149.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

Holman Schiavone, LLC
4600 Madison Avenue
Suite 810
Kansas City, MO 64112

Toll Free: 888-493-5074
Phone: 816-399-5149
Fax: 816-283-8739
Map & Directions

Review Us
Google Map