Quid Pro Quo Harassment

Quid pro quo harassment is a type of sexual harassment that is prohibited by Title VII and the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”). Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employee’s supervisor, manager, or other authority figure offers or suggests that an employee will be given something, such as a raise or promotion, in exchange for some sort of sexual favor. Conversely, quid pro quo harassment may occur when a manager threatens to fire or otherwise reprimand an employee for refusing to engage in some type of sexual behavior. Job applicants may also experience quid pro quao harassment when the hiring decision is based upon the acceptance or rejection of sexual advances. That’s where a quid pro quo harassment attorney can help.

In order to bring a civil claim under Title VII for quid pro quo harassment, an employee must file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). From the date of the harassment, employees typically have 300 days to file a charge with the EEOC.

In order to bring a civil claim under the IHRA, an injured employee must first exhaust the administrative remedies by filing a charge with the IDHR. From the date of the adverse action, employees have 180 days to file at the IDHR. Once the IDHR has progressed through investigation, and issued a finding, the employee may file a lawsuit in state court or proceed to the Human Rights Commiss

Our Chicago Quid Pro Quo Harassment Attorneys Can Help

Chicago Quid Pro Quo Harassment Attorneys

Our attorneys are experienced in gender discrimination and harassment law, and have successfully represented numerous clients in negotiation, administrative agency charges, and litigation.

Consult with an Employment Law Attorney

If you have questions about your rights to a workplace free from sexual harassment, or feel that your employer has violated Title VII or the IHRA, contact Siegel & Dolan to speak to a Chicago employment lawyer.