“Quid pro quo” literally translates as “this for that,” and occurs when a superior demands something of a sexual or romantic nature in exchange for continued employment or workplace benefit.
“Hostile work environment” harassment includes any situation in which an employer, supervisor or co-worker engages in conduct that makes an employee feel uncomfortable and is in some way based on the employee’s sex or gender. A hostile work environment can occur without any demand for sex in exchange for an employment benefit. Sexual jokes, offensive pictures, unwanted touching, leering, and requests for dates may constitute sexual harassment. The conduct must be offensive and unwanted by the victim.
If you think you have experienced sexual harassment on the job, you should contact employment attorneys with experience handling such matters. The attorneys at Pelton Graham are experienced in advocating for clients who have been victims of sexual harassment. We are happy to talk with you and answer any questions. Consultations are free and confidential, and as contingency fee attorneys, we do not get paid unless we recover for you.