VHA Assault and Harassment Prevention Office
VA's Anti-Harassment and Anti-Sexual Assault Policy
It’s not a compliment. It is harassment.
VA will not tolerate harassment or assault of any kind. Harassment is any unwelcome conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
At VA, we take all reported claims seriously and will investigate and take appropriate actions.
Sexual harassment is unsolicited verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature which is threatening in character.
- Intentional body exposure
- “HEY BABY”
- Flirting/pressure for sex
- Emails, texts, graphics
Sexual assault is any type of unwelcome touch that is without the explicit consent of the recipient of the unwanted sexual activity.
- Grabbing, hugging
- Brushing/rubbing against
Report Harassment and Sexual Assault
- VA Police
- Patient Advocate
- Your Primary Care Provider or Women Veterans’ Program Manager