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What is quid pro quo harassment?

Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

Quid pro quo harassment is a type of sexual harassment.  “Quid pro quo” means “this for that” or “something for something” and is a particularly repulsive form of harassment.  It occurs when a supervisor either conditions a job benefit on sexual favors, or punishes the employee for refusing to do so.

It can take many forms and one example is for a supervisor to tell a female employee that the only way she will get (or keep) the job is to have sex with the supervisor.

Quid pro quo harassment can also happen in less stark terms. For example, in the corporate setting a senior manager may dole out plum accounts or assignments, or even promotions, based on whether the female employee agrees to go out to dinner with him, on a date, etc.

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Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law, litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims. He is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers.

Eric Bachman litigates employment discrimination, including "glass ceiling," claims as well as whistleblower retaliation cases. He is Chair of the discrimination and retaliation Practices at Zuckerman Law. Previously, Bachman served as Special Litigation Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and Deputy Special Counsel for Litigation and Legal Affairs with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.