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
At Wrady & Michel, LLC, we are focused on helping those who are the
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
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.