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What does “quid pro quo” mean?

"Quid pro quo" is a legal term that courts and lawyers use in the context of sexual harassment. In Latin, quid pro quo means "something for something." As such, a quid pro quo sexual harassment situation at work involves a co-worker or manager offering someone something in exchange for a sexual favor, sexual act or going on a date.

Chairman of CBS resigns after sexual harassment allegations

CBS Chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Les Moonves resigned last Sunday after being hit with numerous sexual harassment allegations. According to the man's accusers, he committed a wide range of sexual misconduct against co-workers. The resignation comes in the wake of a report published by the New Yorker relating to six women who said that the CBS executive sexually harassed them during the 1980s and 1990s.

#MeToo leader settles case after she is accused of harassment

Recent accusations of sexual assault against #MeToo movement leader, Asia Argento, came as a surprise to anyone who has been watching this important anti-sexual assault movement sweep the nation. Asia Argento, one of the most outspoken activists involved in the #MeToo movement, was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow actor when he was 17 years of age.

Is sexual harassment training just a bunch of hot air?

It's not clear whether sexual harassment training in California workplaces -- even though it's now commonplace and standard procedure -- actually help to curb sexual harassment at work. This is a particularly distressing revelation considering that most companies readily line their employees up to attend sexual harassment training sessions, then rest on their laurels with the belief that they've done their part to stop this abhorrent employment-related abuse.

Important facts about sexual harassment at work

Anyone can become a victim of sexual harassment no matter the person's age, gender or type of employment. In fact, this unconscionable behavior -- often directed by superiors at work against lower-level employees -- continues to be pervasive throughout California workplaces even though it's unlawful.

What damages can I pursue in my sexual harassment claim?

Sexual harassment causes emotional and financial harm to employees throughout California. However, the ones who are brave enough to stand up for their legal rights in court can not only stop the sexual harassment that's plaguing them, but they can also pursue financial compensation for the injuries and damages the unconscionable behavior has caused them.

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