Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
Quid pro quo harassment occurs in the workplace when a manager or supervisor asks an employee for a sexual favor in return for giving the employee an employment related benefit, such as a promotion, a raise, a positive job review or even a continuation of employment itself.
Quid pro quo sexual harassment also occurs when a manager or supervisor asks an employee for a sexual favor in return for promising the employee not to fire or reprimand the employee.
In California, an employer is strictly liable for the sexual harassment of a manager of supervisor. If the harassment is by a co-worker, the employer is only liable if a supervisor knew or should have known of the harassment and failed to take immediate and appropriate corrective action.
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