You may be surprised to know that there are actually several different forms ofsexual harassment that are recognized under employment law. The most commonly recognized form, however, is referred to as “quid pro quo harassment.”
Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when any of the following is made contingent upon providing sexual favors:
- Job benefits
- Salary increases
- Work assignments
- Performance expectations
Quid pro quo sexual harassment also occurs when an employee loses certain benefits or is terminated after rejecting sexual advancements or failing to provide sexual favors.
If you are the victim of quid pro quo sexual harassment, it is in your best interest to obtain an employment attorney who is familiar with workplace harassment laws.
An employment lawyer may be able to recover compensatory damages for one or all of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Future economic loss
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Back pay
Punitive damages may also be collected if you are able to prove that the employer acted with reckless indifference or malice. In order to obtain compensatory damages, it is best to hire an experienced employment lawyer to handle your sexual harassment case.
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