Promotions at work should be given due to merit, hard work and skill; certainly not for sexual favors. This highly inappropriate suggestion by an executive, supervisor or manager is not only wrong but also illegal. If your boss has asked for a sexual favor in return for a promotion or other work-related advancement, he or she can be sued for sexual harassment.
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Sexual favors for promotion is actually a specific type of sexual harassment known as “quid pro quo.” This is a legal phrase that means your employer is expecting something (in this case a sexual favor) in exchange for a promotion, a pay raise or other special opportunity at work. Even if you are not sure whether or not your case has merit or there has not yet been any sexual advances, inappropriate physical touching or other traditionally known acts of sexual harassment, this does not mean you shouldn’t consult with a San Francisco quid pro quo attorney. Every situation is very different and requires a unique legal analysis.
At The Armstrong Law Firm, our attorneys have extensive experience in helping victims of sexual harassment. We will help you file a claim as well as protect your rights, including protecting you against any other illegal employment actions by your employer, such as retaliation in the workplace.
Promotions And Sexual Favors
Many employers have policies that prohibit fraternization among employees to avoid the very issue of quid pro quo sexual harassment. For example, if an employee is already dating or engaging in a consensual relationship with his or her employer, this can quickly turn bad if the employer starts to assert power over the employee, by demanding sexual favors for a promotion or otherwise threatening termination if the request is not fulfilled.
Your boss may have even innocently asked you out for drinks or a date. When your refusal negatively impacts your status at work, this is a problem and we can look at your legal options. Discuss your sexual favors for promotion case today with a San Francisco sexual harassment lawyer at The Armstrong Law Firm.
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Our employment law firm highly recommends that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Do not hesitate, even if you are unsure of whether you have a case for sexual harassment. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our skilled lawyers right away.