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POSH Guide: Types of Harassment

There are two types of sexual harassment.

Quid Pro Quo (This for That)

Quid Pro Quo

Quid Pro Quo harassment occurs when "submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual."

An example of "quid pro quo" harassment

A supervisor requesting sex from an employee in exchange for a promotion.

Hostile Work Environment

A hostile work environment is a workplace situation where an employee cannot reasonably perform his work, due to certain behaviors by management or co-workers that create environment that causes severe stress to the employee.

Any of the following may create a hostile or intimidating work environment:

  • Sexual jokes, teasing, comments, or sexual innuendoes
  • The presence of suggestive posters or objects
  • Sexual involvement of a supervisor and an employee he/she supervises.

Employee's Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment Table of Contents

DoDEA Americas DMEO Contacts

DMEO Program Manager

Phone: 678-364-6655
Blackberry: 678-554-9687
Fax: 770-632-8720

DMEO Counselor

Phone: 678-364-8013
Fax: 770-632-8720

Employees and applicants must contact the EEO Office at: 700 Westpark Drive, 3rd Floor, Peachtree City, GA 30269 (phone numbers above), within 45 days of the discriminating act to begin complaint counseling. EEO counselors assigned to process informal complaints are appointed by the EEO Chief. They are not advocates for management or the complainant, but serve as an impartial third party.


DoDEA Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (DMEO) Program

EEO Complaint Process

Quick Reference Guide for Managers - Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Allegations

DoDEA EEO Policy

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

DoDEA EEO Regulation 5713.9

EEOC Regulations on Federal Sector EEO, 29 C.F.R. Part 1614

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Website