Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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The workplace is the most common backdrop for sexual harassment complaints and lawsuits. Co-workers spend the majority of their day together under high amounts of pressure and stress which can often result in confrontation. However, some employers and employees take advantage of various situations and take part in the unacceptable behavior of employee sexual harassment.

Common sexual harassment complaints:

  • Unwelcome jokes, gestures or comments of a sexual nature
  • Unwelcome displaying of sexually-suggestive objects or pictures
  • Unwelcome flirting
  • Repeated and unwanted sexual advances
  • Touching and other unwanted bodily contact, or impeding or blocking movements

The most common type of harassment is referred to as "quid pro quo", which translates from Latin to "this for that." An example of quid pro quo sexual harassment is if an employer propositions an employee to do something sexually against their will or face being fired. Termination resulting from "quid pro quo" can result in sexual harassment legal cases against the offender and the offending company (if the company took no action to protect the employee).

If you believe that you have been the victim of sexual quid pro quo or any other form of sexual harassment you should contact sexual harassment lawyers immediately. A qualified lawyer can assist you with your sexual harassment complaint or case. Their experience and knowledge can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Updated: H.B.

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