Sexual Harassment in the Idaho National Guard. It’s wrong! It’s illegal! It won’t be tolerated ! It’s as simple as that!!. STOP. Overview. OBJECTIVES:. - Provide useful training on sexual harassment prevention to all personnel working in, and with, the Idaho
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It won’t be tolerated!
It’s as simple as that!!
-Provide useful training on sexual harassment prevention to
all personnel working in, and with, the Idaho
-Establish the relationship between equal opportunity, sexual
harassment prevention, and readiness.
What is sexual harassment?
Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature in the workplace.
A form of discrimination that falls under “sex discrimination.”
“Workplace” is an expansive term for militarymembers and may include conduct on or off duty.
Submission to such conduct is made either, explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of a person’s job, pay, or career or
Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as a basis for career or employment decisions affecting that person, or
Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
Quid Pro Quo - related to terms or conditions of employment and/or an employment decision; “something for something” or “this for that.”
Hostile Work Environment - relates to a disruptive and /or offensive work environment.
“Submit to my sexual requests or you will be fired, demoted, intimidated, passed over for promotion, or some other way made miserable on the job.”
Harasser has the power to control the victim’s job destiny.
-- discussing sexual activities
-- unnecessary touching
-- commenting on physical attributes
-- displaying sexually suggestive pictures
-- using demeaning or inappropriate terms, such as “Babe”
-- using unseemly gestures
-- ostracizing workers of one gender by those of the other
-- granting job favors to those who participate in consensual sexual activity
-- using crude and offensive language
Originally - Women
Later - Men
Most recently - Same Sex
Examine your own personal behavior
Show respect for individuals regardless of your or their work position
Provide an environment free of intimidating hostility, or psychological stress
Control social interactions so that they do not interfere with productivity, and
Take corrective action(s) whenever sexual behavior is displayed.
Organizations can meet their responsibilities by taking immediate and appropriate action to correct the problem.
Conduct thorough and fair inquiry into complaints. If there is a finding of sexual harassment, apply appropriate, realistic and consistent discipline.
You are responsible for preventing sexual harassment.
Employees must conduct themselves in an appropriate manner, consistent with Federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
If you become aware that your behavior is offensive, you have the responsibility to stop the behavior even if it was not malicious or intended to create problems.
Treating all personnel fairly, with dignity and respect can only improve mission readiness.
Supervisors are directlyresponsible for welfare of their people
Discrimination, including sexual harassment -- Interferes with unit cohesion and mission accomplishment.
Loss of skills/threatens recruitment and retention
Feelings of lowered self-esteem
-- Your commander or supervisor
-- Local Equal Opportunity Employment
Counselor -- for technician/military complaints
-- State headquarters SEEM
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS , NEED ADVICE OR DIRECTION ON HOW TO DEAL WITH A SITUATION
IDAHO NATIONAL GUARD
Mrs. Gayle A. Hinrichs
State Equal Employment Manager (SEEM)