The Different Types Of Sexual Harassment
There are two different types of methods of ways that are legally recognized in committing sexual harassment. The two different methods of ways that are legally recognized in committing sexual harassment are the quid pro quo sexual harassment, and the hostile environment sexual harassment.
What is the quid pro quo sexual harassment?
A quid pro quo sexual harassment will happen if an employee will be offered to keep his or her job in exchange for some sexual favors. There is also a quid pro quo sexual harassment happening in cases where a student will be given favorable recommendations or good grades in exchange for any sexual favor. A person that will be able to have authority to influence the employment status and educational situation of a victim usually commits quid pro quo sexual harassment such as the professors, teachers, supervisors, and managers. One example is if a manager or a teacher would ask his or her employee or student out on a date an then would provide a promotion or good grade in exchange for a back or neck rub.
When it comes to this type of sexual harassment, it is really not important if the victim will agree or give in to the offer. It is already enough that the harasser will make or float the offer and the victim will be able to file a claim even if he or she will be changing his or her mind later on.
Knowing more about hostile environment sexual harassment.
On the other hand, a hostile work environment sexual harassment will be taking place in a working environment which will be involving the employees, or the manager or supervisor of that business or company. There will be a hostile work environment sexual harassment once those people will be making unwelcome sexual advances that will be changing the performance of work or will be creating an intimidating offensive or hostile working place, or learning environment in situations where students are involved. The sexual harassment can be physical or visual, or non-verbal or verbal. An example of a verbal sexual harassment is every time a person will be making a sexual comment on the clothing, looks, and anatomy of another person. An example of a non-verbal sexual harassment is when a person will be glaring, leering, or starting at another person. A visual sexual harassment happens in a workplace where there are calendars, cartoons, photographs, and posters that are sexually suggestive being displayed. Every time a victim will find it offensive when another person will be giving him or her a massage, then that is considered as a physical sexual harassment.
That is why it is really important for the victim to be aware about this. You should know that you must get the service of a lawyer in these situations.