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Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act

UPDATED: September 11, 2018

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Under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act, quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employer, or someone with a position of authority over the employee or job applicant, conditions a promotion, employment, higher wages or receipt of benefits on the employee's submission to the employer's sexual demands. For example, when a supervisor promises an employee a promotion if she will go on a date with him, or if a manager tells an employee that he will be fired unless he sleeps with her.

Frequently, if the employee rejects the employer's sexual demands, the employee ends up losing his or her job. In situations involving quid pro quo sexual harassment, California employers are generally held strictly liable for the actions of its supervisors, managers, or directors because the law has determined that such employees are acting on behalf of their employer.

If you believe you, or someone you love, is being or has been sexually harassed at work, you should contact an employment attorney as soon as possible to secure your rights and to have your questions answered by a legal professional who specializes in sexual harassment cases in California.

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