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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is defined as: influencing, offering to influence, or threatening the career, pay, or job of another person (woman or man) in exchange for sexual favors; and/or deliberate or repeated unwelcome comments, gestures, or physical contact of a sexual nature in a work or work-related environment.

Since 1980, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission treats sexual harassment as a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. The Secretary of the Army has imposed mandatory training in the Prevention of Sexual Harassment for supervisors and employees.


You can be discriminated against because of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin,age, physical or mental handicap and/or subjected to reprisal in an employment matter, it is your right to file a complaint through an EEO counselor.

Defining Classes Covered by EEO Laws

Race: A class of individuals with common characteristics, interests, or appearance, as if derived from a common ancestor.

National Origin: Broadly defined as birthplace, ancestry, heritage, cultural or linguistic characteristics common to a specific ethnic group.

Color: The color of skin, tone, or complexion.

Sex: Male or Female gender-based.

Religion: Includes all aspects of religious observance and practice as well as belief.

Age: 40 years or older.

Disabled: (a) Physical or mental impairment limiting one or more major life activities; (b) a record of impairment; or (c) regarded as having an impairment.