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Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

There are two forms of sexual harassment in the workplace: hostile work environment and quid pro quo. Sexual harassment in the workplace is a violation of your fundamental civil rights. If you experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, employment law attorney Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A. can analyze the facts of your situation and advise you of your rights under Florida and federal law.

For a free consultation about a potential quid pro quo sexual harassment claim, contact the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., in Boynton Beach. We serve clients on workplace rights claims all over Florida, especially in the communities in South Florida between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

What Is Quid Pro Quo?

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Quid pro quo means “this for that.” In the context of a sexual harassment claim, it means offering an employment benefit such as a promotion or continued employment contingent on a sexual favor. If your acceptance or rejection of sexual advances may affect your employment, that behavior is illegal sexual harassment.

If your boss or co-worker asks you out on a date, that one-time event is not sexual harassment in Florida. However, if your boss or co-worker makes repeated requests after you say you are not interested, it may be considered illegal harassment. It is also harassment if your boss attaches a work benefit to the sexual favor.

A consensual sexual relationship can become illegal harassment. For example, if you attempt to break off a sexual relationship and your boss threatens to fire you, that is quid pro quo sexual harassment.

What Is Hostile Work Environment?

Creation or toleration of a hostile work environment is another form of sexual harassment. Examples of a hostile work environment include sexually explicit jokes, inappropriate touching, suggestive remarks and pornography. If a sexually charged work environment affects your ability to do your job, you may be a victim of sexual harassment.

Contact A Florida Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Attorney

We never charge for a consultation, and we invite you to call us if you are experiencing racial harassment or discrimination at work. To learn more about your legal options, call Fort Lauderdale sexual harassment lawyer William M. Julien at 561-560-5597 (888-993-4611 toll-free) or send us an email.