Rape and Physical Harassment

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Sexual harassment is considered a form of sex discrimination, which is a violation of Title VI I of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the two types of sexual harassment that can exist: "quid pro quo" and "hostile environment."

What are Quid Pro Quo Cases? Quid pro quo sexual harassment is categorized by an individual's employment status after submission or rejection to sexually natured advances. In order to file for quid pro quo sexual harassment, some major points must be proven:

  • Proof of economic loss after refusing a sexual advance
  • Denial of employment benefits after refusing a sexual advance

A hostile sexual harassment environment is categorized by the unwelcome sexual conduct that can and will interfere with an employee's job performance. It also includes an intimidating or offensive work environment. Some examples of hostile environment sexual harassment include:

  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Sexual inquiries or demands
  • Offensive and inappropriate language
  • Sexually degrating nature
  • Explicit pictures displayed in plain view or emailed
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