Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that results in an alteration in the conditions of employment. There are two types of sexual harassment, hostile work environment sexual harassment and “quid pro quo” sexual harassment. Hostile work environment sexual harassment involves harassing conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Quid pro quo sexual harassment involves situations where (1) submission to harassing conduct is made a term or condition of an individual’s employment or (2) the submission to of the rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting that individual. The employee must establish that they would have received a job benefit if they accept the harassment or suffered a tangible job detriment because they rejected it. Under both types, the harassing conduct must be unwelcomed and coercive, meaning nonconsensual. In deciding whether conduct constitutes sexual harassment the total circumstances of the employment are examined. We have been extremely successful in obtain our clients huge settlements and verdicts in sexual harassment claims. If you have been sexually harassed at your job, call Kurkowski Law immediately to learn your rights and prosecute your employer and the harasser.