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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 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.
Benefits commonly promised in quid pro quo harassment cases include:
- Beneficial shift or work assignments
- Salary increases
- Adjusted performance expectations
At Michel | King, we are focused on helping those who are the victims of quid pro quo sexual harassment and sex discrimination in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. Let us help you to establish your case so justice can be served for the harassment you have had to endure.
Everyone deserves a workplace free of harassment. If you believe you have a case, reach out to our sexual harassment attorneys in Birmingham today at (205) 265-1880.
Liability for Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
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 Michel | King, 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. Whether you are a man or a woman, it makes no difference, sexual harassment can occur regardless of gender. If you have been the victim of quid pro quo sexual harassment, we’re here to help you fight back.
Contact our offices now to schedule a free confidential case evaluation with one of our sexual harassment lawyers.