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How to Address Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment at Work

How to Address Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment at Work

Employees clock into their respective workplaces each day to earn an honest living across the state. Some have their sights set on putting their children through college, while others want to retire and fish their remaining years away. Many put in long hours towards their goals, hoping for financial rewards or career advancement. Work can already be stressful on its own, so when an immediate supervisor makes snide sexual jokes or suggests an individual engage in sexual acts with them to receive a favorable performance evaluation, it adds additional layers of stress and undue harm. Sexual harassment at work in Florida is an unfortunate reality thousands of men and women live with each day. Not only do these violations occur in the office, on the production line or inside a restaurant, but they happen during the hiring process as well. Quid pro quo sexual harassment, a subordinate of workplace sexual harassment, is growing faster than the economy of Florida. Armed with facts, you can stop this from growing into a pandemic. With an experienced Tampa sexual harassment lawyer, you may be able to recover compensation for lost compensation and suffering caused by sexual harassment. What is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment? In the simplest terms, quid pro quo means “A favor with the expectation of receiving one back.” In terms of workplace sexual harassment, then, quid pro quo harrassment is when an employment candidate is hired or promoted (or offered employment or a promotion) on the condition they first perform sexual favors. Other examples of quid pro quo sexual harassment include: Being told you would get promoted if you...