In sexual harassment and hostile work environment cases, “quid pro quo” is a legal phrase that means your employer is expecting something, usually sexual favors or a date, in exchange for a pay raise, a promotion or special opportunities at work. Formally, it is referred to as quid pro quo sexual harassment. Your claim may lack some of the specifics of typical cases, such as inappropriate touching or lewd language, but it can still be sexual harassment.
Quid Pro Quo Lawyers in metro Detroit, Oakland, Wayne and Macomb County Michigan
The Cromer Law Group PLLC, proudly serving clients in metro Detroit, Oakland, Wayne and Macomb County and all of southeastern Michigan, is ready to help you file a claim to protect your rights and your job if you need to file a claim for quid pro quo sexual harassment. If you don’t know whether you have a legitimate case, talk to one of our experienced and aggressive employment attorneys. We offer a FREE consultation and handle all sexual harassment and discrimination litigation claims on a contingency basis. If we don’t recover money in your case, you will not pay attorney fees.
What Can Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Look Like?
Typically, quid pro cases are very straight forward. The types of activity that constitute quid pro quo sexual harassment range from sexual assault and battery to more subtle forms of conduct, such as requesting dates following a pay raise.
After spurning your supervisor or bosses attempts at a quid pro quo arrangement, it is typical to experience retaliation or a hostile work environment. Victims often experience some form of discrimination, lost promotions or change of work hours and/or duties. If you start to feel uncomfortable about your working relationship, you are probably right that you are working in a hostile working environment and sexual harassment is taking place.
Top Ten Tips for Victims of Sexual Harassment
- Contact The Cromer Law Group PLLC, so that we can help obtain an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) Right to Sue Letter before it’s too late. We don’t recommend that you do this on your own.
- The Cromer Law Group PLLC can help you write a letter or e-mail to a manager so your complaint of sexual harassment is in writing.
- Make sure it is clear to your harasser that the offensive conduct is unwelcome.
- Keep a journal of all incidents with the dates and details.
- Do not engage in behavior, jokes, or interactions at work that could be used against you.
- Do not drink alcohol with co-workers or managers.
- Obtain a copy of all of your employer’s sexual harassment policies, so that The Cromer Law Group PLLC can better determine whether your employer has violated its own policies.
- Make a list of all potential witnesses, they can also be anonymous witnesses.
- If you are experiencing emotional distress, please communicate your symptoms to your doctor.
- Make an appointment with a psychologist or therapist to begin documenting your emotional distress symptoms.
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