If you believe that you have been sexually harassed,
talk about your concerns or objections directly with the
person who is behaving in a harassing way. If you are
subjected to or observe objectionable behavior, you
should promptly notify the chain of command if one of
the following conditions exists:
The objectionable behavior does not stop,
The situation is not resolved,
Addressing the objectionable behavior directly
with the person concerned is not reasonable
under the circumstances, or
The behavior is clearly criminal in nature.
If the person whose behavior is objectionable is a
direct superior in the chain of command or if the chain
of command condones (tolerates) the conduct or
ignores a report, the person subjected to or who has
observed the objectionable behavior should promptly
communicate the incident through other available
means. When possible, always use your chain of
command; but, if your boss allows the conduct or
ignores a report of objectionable behavior, use other
means to report it.
REVIEW 7 QUESTIONS
Q1. Improper conduct is sexual harassment if what
Q2. List the criteria for a persons behavior to be
termed sexual harassment.
Q3. Whose perceptions count when there is
Q4. Your LCPO offers you high marks on your evals
in exchange for sexual favors. What type of
sexual harassment is this?
Q5. Displaying sexual posters or using sexual
ex p l i c i t l a n g u a g e c r e a t e s w h a t t y p e o f
Q6. How has the Navy made it easier to understand
the wide range of good to bad behavior?
Learning Objectives: When you finish this
chapter, you will be able to
Recognize the fraternization policy.
Identify the consequences of not observing this
Article 1165 (Fraternization Prohibited) of the U.S.
Navy Regulations states: No person in the Navy is to
enter a personal relationship that is unduly familiar,
does not respect differences in rank, and is prejudicial to
good order and discipline. Some relationships between
Navy members violate naval traditions. Unduly familiar
relationships can exist between officers, officer and
enlisted persons, or between enlisted persons. If there is
an unduly familiar relationship between a supervisor
and a subordinate, the relationship isnt right and harms
good order and discipline. Breaking the rules on
fraternization among Regular and Reserve personnel
may result in administrative or punitive action.