Navy Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response and Equal Opportunity
It is Department of the Navy (DoN) policy to prohibit harassment and unlawful discrimination against persons or groups based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity), national origin, or sexual orientation. This applies to, but is not limited to, recruitment, recruitment advertising, training, advancement and promotion, job assignments, collateral duties, transfers, and all other aspects of employment. The Navy is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of harassment and unlawful discrimination.
The Navy is comprised of men and women who work together to accomplish the mission. Each member of the Navy is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect and to work in an environment free of harassment and unlawful discrimination. Additionally, each member is expected to abide by the Navy core values of honor, courage, and commitment. The Military Equal Opportunity program promotes Equal Opportunity as being critical to mission accomplishment, unit cohesiveness, and military readiness. Harassment and unlawful discrimination must not be ignored or condoned.
The Navy has zero tolerance for sexual harassment. Acts of sexual harassment are contrary to the Navy core values of honor, courage and commitment. Service members who model the Navy core values do not engage in demeaning or negative behaviors nor condone these actions in others. Those who commit sexual harassment as prohibited by this instruction are subject to adverse administrative or disciplinary action. Sexual harassment adversely affects good order and discipline, unit cohesion, and mission readiness, and prevents the Navy from maintaining operational readiness. Sexual harassment must not be condoned.
For additional information on EO resources please refer to the
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) Website.
Advice Line: 1-800-253-0931