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Legally speaking, there are two types of sexual harassment at workplaces. Both Federal law and Louisiana state law recognize “Quid Pro Quo” and “Hostile Environment”.
Quid Pro Quo is when sexual favors are a condition of continued employment. It can be from supervisor or other employee with authority over you. Your boss might make it clear that your employment is dependent on you doing sexual favors for them. For example, whether or not you’re fired, hired, promoted, or getting a raise.
Sexual harassment law isn’t meant to be a replacement for office conduct codes. Workplace banter, commentary, and jokes aren’t illegal. Nor are misunderstandings or isolated instances of poor behavior. To qualify for sexual harassment, workplace behavior must create a hostile work environment. It must also affect your ability perform or succeed at work. In short, harassment is threatening, unwanted, and disrespectful.
Sexual harassment at work is very prevalent and under reported. In 2016, 29.5% of Louisiana’s workplace discrimination charges were for sex discrimination.
Source: EEOC Charge Receipts by State for 2016