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What is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?

Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment is the more obvious form of harassment, wherein sexual conduct becomes the basis an employment decision, i.e. a supervisor says, “Have sex with me and I’ll give you the job, or the promotion, or a raise,” or conversely, “If you don’t have sex with me, I’ll fire you.” Quid pro quo sexual harassment is much easier to define (because it is more clear cut) than hostile working environment, which encompasses the majority of sexual harassment cases.