The Air Force Academy says three cadets have been charged sexual assaults over the past 15 months. The Academy released a statement that the incidences were unrelated. A Defense Department annual report released last month said 33 sexual assaults were reported at the Air Force Academy in the 2010-11 academic year. Last year there were are reported 20 assaults. With the increase in assaults, many are questioning the safety of those minorities and women enrolled in the Air Force Academy. Full article.

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. When investigating allegations of sexual harassment, EEOC looks at the whole record: the circumstances, such as the nature of the sexual advances, and the context in which the alleged incidents occurred. A determination on the allegations is made from the facts on a case-by-case basis. For more information: EEOC Website.

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