What classifies sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances, sexual innuendo, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Sexual assault and sexual harassment are not the same, although they are related to each other.
Two types of sexual harassment
Quid pro quo
Refers to conditions placed on a person’s career or terms of employment in return for sexual favors.
Sexual harassment occurs when a person is subjected to offensive, crude, unwanted, and unsolicited comments and behavior of a sexual nature that interferes with that person’s performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
Restricted sexual assault report (Military Only/dependents 18& older)
We value your privacy. Restricted reporting offers Soldiers and Family members (except underage children) the option to report a sexual assault without having to notify law enforcement and protecting the identity of the victim. This option is only available if you report the incident to your victim advocate, medical care facility, or sexual assault response coordinator (SARC).
Unrestricted sexual assault report
Unrestricted Reporting is the military’s preferred reporting method because it provides the widest latitude to help and protect victims of sexual assault. Through the unrestricted option, details of the incident are kept confidential and are only disclosed on a need to know basis. An unrestricted report triggers an investigation so that offenders may be held accountable and the safety of the victim is ensured.
Entitlements (independent of the reporting option)
- Medical care
- Pastoral care upon request
- Sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE Exam)
Unrestricted reporting victims are also entitled to
- Military protection order
- Legal advice
- Expedited Transfer (Military Only)
- Law enforcement investigation into the incident
People you can reach out to
- Chaplain, minister, or spiritual leader
- Behavioral health counseling
- Special Victim Counsel