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Investigating a Quid Pro Quo Claim

On Behalf of | Sep 2, 2015 | Sexual Harassment At Work

If you don’t have much knowledge of quid pro quo sexual harassment, you are in the same boat as many others. While some have heard of this, not many are familiar with the finer details, including how it could impact them at their place of employment.

The basic definition of quid pro quo is “this for that.” With regard to a sexual harassment claim, it means that one party offers an employment benefit, such as a raise, in return for a sexual act. If your rejection or acceptance of the offer impacts your employment in any way, it is considered as illegal sexual harassment.

Investigating a quid pro quo claim is easier said than done, as there are many steps you should take along the way. Most importantly, you need to collect and retain as much evidence as possible. Anything that supports your claim can come in handy.

For example, written communication, such as an email or text message, is good proof that a person has been sexually harassed. Along with this, write down the names of anybody who may have witnessed the harassment. These people may be able to provide information that backs up your claim.

A quid pro quo sexual harassment claim is serious. If you find yourself in this position, don’t hesitate to learn more about your legal rights. If you don’t, you are missing the opportunity to put this behind you once and for all. When the time comes to collect advice and obtain guidance, our website is a good place to begin. You can review our “Florida Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment” webpage for help.