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This is a Latin terms which in essence means “something for something.” In the context of sexual harassment, quid pro quo generally means that a person with authority (supervisor, manager, owner, etc.) demands sexual favors from a subordinate employee in exchange for a better job, promotion or some other benefit of employment.

While this might be the strongest form of sexual harassment, it is also the rarest. At least it was considered so until many brave women, through the #metoo and #timesup movements, brought the vulgar behavior they experienced over many years to light. Once determined that quid pro quo sexual harassment occurred, the employer is considered strictly liable. This means that other than denying the harassment occurred, there is no defense which an employer can raise as why or how quid pro quo sexual harassment occurred.

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Do I need an attorney if I've already been offered a settlement?

The offer you received from the insurance company is almost certainly less than what you are entitled to, by a significant margin. Insurance companies, just like any other business, are structured to maximize their own profits, and in addition to offering a minimal amount in any settlement, they will also commonly employ aggressive tactics against claimants like you to discourage requests for full compensation. We can not only advise you of what your case is really worth, but also provide skilled representation to help you recover damages.

How much is my case worth?

Each personal injury case is unique, and your attorney will consult with you in detail to help you determine the full value of your claim. In any fair settlement, you should expect to receive enough money to cover all your medical bills, from emergency treatment at the scene of the accident to rehabilitative care to help you fully recover. Claims of this nature should also cover the amount of income you will lose due to the injury from missing work or inability to perform on your job, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced.

How long will it take to resolve my case?

A variety of factors will play into how long it takes to get your insurance settlement, from the availability of evidence to support your claim to how cooperative the insurance company is and how effectively you can prepare your case. At our firm, our legal team takes every case seriously and we will do everything possible to achieve a successful resolution for you. We will also keep you informed throughout the entire process about what you may be up against and how long you can expect your case to take.

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