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Sexual Harassment

Communicate DA’s policy on sexual harassment

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Sexual
Harassment

Lesson Objectives

Communicate DA’s policy on sexual harassment

Describe the forms of sexual harassment

Describe the two categories of sexual harassment

Lesson Objectives

Discuss the effects of sexual harassment on an individual, unit, and mission

Discuss the leader/ Future leader’s responsibilities in preventing sexual harassment

Discuss strategies for combating sexual harassment

DA’s Policy

Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination that involves unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, and occurs when:

Unwelcomed is determined by the recipient.

When:

Submission to or rejection of such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person’s job, pay, or career.

When:

Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as a basis for career or employment decisions affecting that person.

When:

Such conduct interferes with an individual’s performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

Policy (cont.)

Any person in a supervisory position who:

(a) Uses or condones explicit or implicit sexual behavior to control, influence, or affect the career, pay, or job of another soldier or civilian employee is engaging in sexual harassment.

(b) Makes deliberate or repeated unwelcomed verbal comments, gestures, or physical contact of a sexual nature is engaging in sexual harassment.

Sexual Harassment

Is not limited to the work place

Can occur anywhere

Violates acceptable standards

Interferes with mission accomplishment

Will not be engaged in by soldiers or Army civilians

Forms of Sexual Harassment

Verbal

Nonverbal

Physical

VERBAL

Profanity- obscene or degrading terms for men or woman and inappropriate use of terms of endearment

Obscene jokes, cat calls, or cadence with sexual overtones

Spreading rumors about an Ind. sex life

Sexually oriented remarks about a person’s clothing or body

Persistent requests for dates

NON-VERBAL

Gestures made with intentional sexual overtones

Staring, leering, blowing kisses, licking lips

Leaving sexually suggestive notes, magazines, cartoons, mugs, or pictures

** Overlooking, ignoring, or failing to take action on illegal activities or reported sexual harassment

PHYSICAL

Unsolicited or unwanted touching of any part of clothing or body

Cornering or blocking

Stalking or following

Categories

Quid pro quo

Hostile environment

– offensive

– unwanted

– unsolicited

Effects of Sexual Harassment

Effects on individuals

– anger

– reduction in performance

– avoidance

– increased absentee rate

– self-blame

Effects of Sexual Harassment

Effects on unit

– loss of unit cohesion

– low morale

– undermines readiness

Effects on mission

– detracts from mission accomplishment

Leader / Future leader’s Responsibilities

Examine own behavior

Provide a healthy environment

Control social interaction

Take corrective actions

Leader/ Future leader’s Responsibilities

Establish and enforce standards

Read and understand policies

Be knowledgeable

Educate and inform all soldiers

Strategies

Be proactive

Conduct training

Have individuals role play

Use films

Use bulletin boards

Be familiar with regs and policies

SUMMARY

Communicate DA’s policy on sexual harassment

Describe the forms of sexual harassment

Describe the two categories of sexual harassment

SUMMARY

Discuss the effects of sexual harassment on an individual, unit, and mission

Discuss the leader’s responsibilities in preventing sexual harassment

Discuss strategies for combating sexual harassment

Sexual
Harassment


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