Quid Pro Quo (This for That) Sexual Harassment

Quid Pro Quo (This for That) Sexual Harassment occurs when employment or academic decisions resulting in a significant change in status are based on an employee or student’s submission to or rejection of unwelcome verbal or physical sexual conduct. Examples include:

  • requiring sexual favors in exchange for hiring, a promotion, a raise, or a grade.
  • disciplining, demoting or firing an employee because he or she ends a consensual relationship.
  • refusing to write recommendations for a graduate student because the student refuses sexual advances.
  • changing work or academic assignments because an employee or student refuses invitations for a date or other private, social meetings.