There are generally two types of sexual harassment—hostile environment sexual harassment and quid pro quo sexual harassment. Hostile environment sexual harassment includes unwanted sexual advances, or unwanted visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature or unwanted conduct that is based on the gender of the person who is being harassed. This definition includes many forms of offensive behavior and includes gender-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser in addition to harassment of a person of the opposite sex. The following is a partial list of potentially prohibited behavior:
Quid pro quo sexual harassment often can include:
Whether there is a viable hostile environment or quid pro quo sexual harassment claim depends on the specific facts of your case. We can listen to you describe the facts of your case and let you know if we believe it is something on which we can help you.