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How do you prove quid pro quo sexual harassment at work?

Quid pro quo sexual harassment is one of the worst classifications of sexual harassment that exists. "Quid pro quo" is a Latin term that essentially means "this for that." Indeed, quid pro quo sexual harassment certainly is "this for that." In many cases of sexual harassment, victims are manipulated by their bosses with promises of favors or threats of negative consequences if they don't perform sexual favors.

Models make their voices heard about sexual harassment

With the #MeToo movement gaining momentum, more and more employees are coming forward with their stories of on-the-job sexual harassment and abuse. The Model Alliance has recently joined the #MeToo voices with the release of an open letter signed by 100 models, including Milla Jovovich. The letter demands contractual protection for models, so that they don't have to fear being victimized by sexual abuse and harassment.

Did your boss fire you unfairly?

Most people feel awful when they get terminated from their jobs, but when a termination happens without a valid and lawful reason, it can be particularly mortifying. Not only that, but the wrongfully terminated worker will face the challenge of quickly finding employment before his or her cash reserves run out.

3 challenges to a noncompete agreement

It is standard practice in many industries for employers to have staff sign noncompete agreements. Companies create these types of employment contracts to protect their trade secrets and clients, but the agreements can have the unfortunate effect of seriously limiting an employee's ability to pursue other career opportunities or otherwise advance. If you have found yourself in such a situation, there are several things you may be able to do.

How many employers offer sexual harassment training?

The need for employers to offer their employees sexual harassment is vital. Given the recent surge in sexual harassment cases to hit the news, it certainly begs the question: If employers were more proactive in educating workers about what sexual harassment, how to refrain from it, how to recognize it and what to do if you've been a victim, would current #MeToo movement even be necessary?

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