Big Dog wrote:No way is this illegal unless there is quid pro quo.
Of course, but the appearance of impropriety is enough to deep-six an Associate, particularly if the SA is female. But in reality, the Associate should be fired for stupidity.
Even if there as no quid pro quo, if the SA does not receive an offer, it's a slam-dunk harassment case. ("He pressured me, and pressured me.....so my work slipped....." No firm wants that public; they settle on day 2.)
I refuse to believe you're going to be an attorney and still don't know what "illegal" means.