The end of a voluntary workplace love affair, especially when one party does not want the relationship to end, can sometimes lead to cases of sexual harassment.In legal terminology, this type of sexual harassment situation is known as “quid pro quo,” a phrase that literally means “this for that.” This situation typically occurs when one member of the voluntary relationship occupies a position of power relative to the other, and unfortunately decides to use that position of power to convince the other party to engage with him or her in a sexual context.→ Read More
Sexual Harassment / Consensual Relationships
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If an employee is a victim of harassment but it turns into a consensual relationship, is it still sexual harassment?
If an employee eventually engages in consensual sex with a person who has been harassing him or her, this does not negate the fact that the prior behavior may be considered harassment under sexual harassment law. However, this could impact any award for damages that may be available, depending on the situation.→ Read More
What about flirtations and bantering between co-workers on the work premises?→ Read More