Is It Sexual Harassment To Ask My Co-Worker On A Date?
That depends. If your co-worker agrees to go on a date, then no it is not sexual harassment. However, if your co-worker says no, and you continue to ask anyway, your persistence can land you in hot water. If you realize your co-worker is not interested and you continue to ask, it could lead to a claim in sexual harassment. In some cases, it may even lead to an arrest. To learn more about harassment arrests, click here.
Is Having an Affair with My Co-worker Considered Sexual Harassment in Connecticut?
That depends. If your affair happens consensually with no strings attached to your job, then likely not. However, if during the course of your relationship it becomes clear that if you end the affair you will be punished at work, the affair may turn into sexual harassment. If the affair is with a co-worker and not a supervisor, a top Connecticut sexual harassment attorney can analyze the facts and circumstances of your case to determine if you have a hostile work environment claim.
What Are The Types Of Sexual Harassment At Work In Connecticut?
There are two types of sexual harassment. The first is called “quid quo pro” harassment. This is when you are asked to perform sexual favors by someone in a position of power in return for keeping your job, getting a promotion, or some other benefit. If it is express of implied that your employment depends on you agreeing, it is sexual harassment if you agree or decline.
What Are Examples Of Sexual Harassment At Work In Connecticut?
Some examples are: your boss offering to give you a promotion if you sleep with him, your supervisor threatening a poor performance review if you do not go out with him, and being threatened with a worse schedule if you do not send nude photos. To learn more about sextortion and blackmail, click here.
What is Sexual Harassment in Connecticut?
Sexual harassment is defined in Connecticut General Statute 46a-60 as any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature when: (1) submission to such conduct is made a condition of your employment, (2) agreeing to or rejecting to the advances will be used for employment decisions, or (3) the conduct creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment that substantially interferes with an your work performance.
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