Quid pro quo
sexual harassment occurs when a supervisor attempts to make an
employee's submission to sexual demands a condition of his or her employment. It
involves an implicit or explicit threat that if the employee does not agree to
the sexual demands, he or she will lose his/her job, receive unfavorable
performance reviews, be passed over for promotion or suffer other adverse
A supervisor who makes occasional comments about the lesser abilities or the "proper role" of women may be guilty of sexual harassment.