QUID PRO QUO Latin term meaning, “one thing in return for another” Conditions placed upon a person’s career in return for sexual favors Promises of career advancement, promotions, and other benefits, should the victim give-in to the sexual actions
Definition• Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. – “University of Texas”• Refers to comments, gestures, or physical contacts of a sexual nature that are deliberate, repeated, and unwelcome. – “John J. Macionis”
Verbal• – examples can include telling jokes, using sexually explicit profanity, threats, sexual calls, sexual comments, whistling in a sexually suggestive manner, sexting.
Nonverbal• – may include staring at someone lustfully (I.e. “undressing someone with one’s eyes”), blowing kisses, winking, or licking of one’s lips in a suggestive manner.
Physical Contact• – may include touching, patting, pinching, bumping, grabbing, cornering or blocking a passageway, kissing, providing unsolicited back or neck rubs.
• Direct Approach – Confront harasser and tell him/her that the behavior is not appreciated. Use common courtesy.
• -Indirect Approach – Send a letter to the harasser stating the facts, personal feelings about the inappropriate behavior and possible resolution.
-Third Party – Request assistance from another person. - Chain of Command – Report the behavior to immediate supervisor or others in chain of command. - File a Formal Complaint – take action to formally file a complaint.