Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature between the same or opposite genders when submission to, or rejection of, such conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, work performance, or creates a hostile or intimidating work environment.
Fort Gordon Sexual Harassment Policy: Policy Letter No. 3
Prevention of Sexual Harassment: AR 600-20, Chapter 7
Sexual Harassment Complaint Processing System: Appendix D
Complaint Process Poster: DA Poster 600-4
I have been sexually harassed. What should I do?All Soldiers and civilians have a responsibility to help resolve acts of sexual harassment. Examples of how to accomplish this:
Direct Approach: Confront the harasser and tell him/her that the behavior is not appreciated, not welcomed and that it must stop. Stay focused on the behavior and its impact. Use common courtesy. Write down thoughts before approaching the individual involved.
Indirect Approach: Send a letter/email to the harasser stating the facts, personal feelings about the inappropriate behavior and expected resolution
Third Party: Request assistance from another person. Ask someone else to talk to the harasser, to accompany the victim, or to intervene on behalf of the victim to resolve the conflict.
Chain of Command: Report the behavior to immediate supervisor or others in chain of command and ask for assistance in resolving the situation.
Filing a Formal Complaint: Seek assistance from an Equal Opportunity Advisor or SHARP Specialist. Details for filing an informal or formal complaint are included in Appendix D.