What Can You Do If You Are In A "Quid Pro Quo" Situation?
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This is a Latin terms which in essence means “something for something.”
In the context of sexual harassment, quid pro quo generally means that
a person with authority (supervisor, manager, owner, etc.) demands sexual
favors from a subordinate employee in exchange for a better job, promotion
or some other benefit of employment.
While this might be the strongest form of sexual harassment, it is also
the rarest. At least it was considered so until many brave women, through the
#timesup movements, brought the vulgar behavior they experienced over many years
to light. Once determined that quid pro quo sexual harassment occurred,
the employer is considered strictly liable. This means that other than
denying the harassment occurred, there is no defense which an employer
can raise as why or how quid pro quo sexual harassment occurred.