The organizational climate of a unit is the responsibility of the commander. Sound leadership is the key to eliminating all forms of discrimination, and those in supervisory positions must foster an environment free of inappropriate behavior. All individuals in the unit must be treated fairly and with mutual respect. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that erodes morale and negatively impacts unit cohesion. Commanders, supervisors, managers, and all others in leadership positions will neither tolerate nor fail to correct sexual harassment by their subordinates, nor will they allow the existence of hostile work environments. The impact of sexual harassment affects the individual through stress in the workplace, physical fitness, and reenlistment intentions. Sexual harassment affects the unitís productivity, readiness, cohesion and mission accomplishment.
See: Manpower Equal Opportunity Branch
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