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Sexual Harassment

The Air Force’s policy on sexual harassment is zero tolerance
Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly as a term or condition of a person's job, pay, or career
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as a basis for career or employment decisions affecting that person
  • Such conduct interferes with an individual's performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment
  • Any person in a supervisory or command position uses or allows implicit or explicit sexual behavior to control, influence, or affect the career, pay, or job of a military or civilian employee
  • Any military member or civilian employee makes planned or repeated unwelcome verbal comments, gestures, or physical contact of a sexual nature

Keep in mind that what you think is acceptable may be highly offensive to someone else. The following factors could indicate discrimination or sexual harassment

  1. Physical contact
  2. Gestures
  3. Jokes
  4. Pictures
  5. Comments

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