Sexual harassment occurs in two basic ways: "quid pro quo" and "hostile environment. A new case is attracting national attention and illustrating the kinds of misconduct that can indicate quid pro quo harassment.
Eight current and former female members of the U.S. military have filed suit against named defendants and past and present military leaders for claims of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. In the lawsuit, the women allege a pervasive sexual harassment and assault while the women were on active duty.
A small, family-owned company recently settled a sexual harassment suit with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a female employee who suffered alleged harassment. Hobson Air Conditioning employed only one female employee at a particular facility at the time of the alleged sexual harassment.
An administrator from New York University claims that the university retaliated against her by eliminating her position following her allegation of sexual harassment by the former dean of the Schack Real Estate Institute. The woman alleges that at a dinner with the dean, he forced her to touch his crotch while they were discussing a possible promotion.
The former director of the Warrior Girls, the cheer squad for the Golden State Warriors, has filed suit against the team for acts that "condoned, encouraged and/or ratified several other instances of sexual harassment," according to the complaint. This isn't the first instances of trouble for the California basketball team - others involved in the Warrior Girls have left the squad or settled with the team in recent years.