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Fort Worth Attorney for Quid Pro Quo Harassment

Fort Worth Employment Lawyer for Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Lawyers Combatting Workplace Sexual Coercion in Texas and New Mexico

No one should ever feel forced to engage in sexual conduct to advance their career. People should be hired, promoted, and given raises based on their merits and job performance, not based on their willingness to have sexual contact with an employer, supervisor, or another person in their workplace. When a person in power within a company demands that a worker have sexual contact with them to be eligible for career advancement, this is called "quid pro quo" sexual harassment. "Quid pro quo" translates to "something for something" in Latin. It refers to an exchange of favors, and it typically involves sexual gratification in exchange for career advantages. This type of exchange has no business in the workplace.

The attorneys at Hutchison & Foreman, PLLC are passionate about combatting this cruel form of sexual harassment. We pursue these claims aggressively. We understand the psychological and emotional harm that can be done to an employee who has been coerced into an unwanted sexual relationship. If you have been asked to engage in sexual contact with a decision-maker at your company in order to advance your career, then you may be entitled to compensation.

Fort Worth Lawyer Explains Quid Pro Quo Harassment

When a decision-maker in your company propositions you requesting sexual favors in exchange for career advantages, you are put in an impossible position. You will likely feel forced to choose between unwanted sexual contact and missing out on a career opportunity. You may suffer significant psychological and emotional distress due to the situation. Under no circumstances are you to blame for any part of what happened. Whether you acquiesced to your supervisor's demands or not, none of this is your fault in any way. The blame lies squarely on the supervisor who coerced you or attempted to coerce you.

You may be entitled to significant compensation if we can help you prove your case. To prevail in litigation, you must show that you were an employee and the harasser had authority over you at work. You must also show that the supervisor made inappropriate sexual advances or engaged in other unwanted sexual conduct.

An important element of a quid pro quo claim is that a job benefit such as a raise or promotion or a hiring decision was contingent on you cooperating with the sexual advances. If this can be proven, and you can demonstrate the harm you suffered as a result, you are likely to recover compensation. In addition, you may also have a claim for hostile work environment if the sexual harassment makes doing your job difficult or impossible.

Notes on Pursuing a Quid Pro Quo Claim

The process of pursuing this type of claim can be uncomfortable, and many strong emotions can come out during the process. Our lawyers understand how much courage it takes to come forward in this situation, and we know how hard it can be to follow through with a lawsuit. In many cases, we are able to negotiate a fair settlement out of court and in private.

Pursuing this type of claim does not automatically mean that you will need to go to court and testify, but it is best to be prepared for that possibility. Our attorneys will work with you closely to help you prepare if your case goes to trial.

You may be entitled to recover compensation for your lost wages, including some lost income from a job you were not hired for due to quid pro quo demands or because of the loss of a raise or other job benefits. Wrongful termination is a common issue. You may also be able to recover compensation for your emotional pain and suffering. Understandably, some individuals may not be able to return to work immediately, and they may experience disability as a result of this traumatic occurrence. We will fight to get you every dollar you deserve.

Reach Out to a Tarrant County Quid Pro Quo Harassment Lawyer

Hutchison & Foreman, PLLC is committed to combatting unlawful quid pro quo harassment in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico workplaces. Our team of attorneys care, and we will do everything in our power to obtain a fair amount of compensation for you so that you will suffer no financial harm as a result of your employer's wrongdoing. If you would like a free case evaluation, please call us at 817-336-5533 or use our secure and confidential messaging system.

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