Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

The most commonly recognized form of sexual harassment is known as quid pro quo sexual harassment. As a matter of law, it is prohibited to make employment and associated job benefits such as performance expectations, shift or work assignments, salary increases, promotion, and other general conditions of employment, contingent on the employee’s performance of sexual favors to an employer, supervisor or agent of the employer that is in the position of authority to make decisions on employment actions. Likewise, it is unlawful for an employer to deny an employee a job benefit based on that employee’s rejection of a sexual advance or request for sexual favors.

At Wrady & Michel, LLC, we are focused on helping those who are the victims of quid pro quo sexual harassment and sex discrimination in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. When an employee establishes a case of sexual harassment, employers then must show that the sexual harassment did not occur. If the employer cannot meet this burden of proof, they can be held strictly liable for quid pro quo sexual harassment because it is deemed that supervisors, managers and agents were acting directly on behalf of the employer.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in Birmingham

If you believe you are the victim of quid pro quo sexual harassment, you may be owed back pay, future economic losses, and compensatory damages such as medical expenses, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. At times, punitive damages may also be awarded if it is established that the employer acted with malice or reckless indifference to your rights. When you contact Wrady & Michel, LLC, we will review the facts of your situation with you and advise you on the appropriate course of action in your case which may include bringing an action on your behalf against your employer to protect your rights and recover compensation for you. Whether you are a man or a woman, it makes no difference. Fight back against quid pro quo sexual harassment.

Contact our offices now to schedule an evaluation of your case and consultation with one of our sexual harassment lawyers.

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