A new report released by the Pentagon states that incidents
of sexual harassment and assault at three military academies rose 59 percent in
the last academic year.
The “Annual Report of Sexual Harassment and Violence at the
Military Service Academies,” showed that cases of sexual assaults at the U.S.
Naval Academy, the U.S. Military and the U.S. Air Force Academy rose from 41
reported cases in the previous academic year to 65 reported cases in academic
The Pentagon cannot explain the increase. But the Defense
Department has been urging more victims to report sexual harassment and
Reporting these incidents allow the Academies to address the
problem and prevent future abuses. Sexual harassment attorneys are aware that reporting sexual harassment is the
first step in prevention. Once officials are aware of a problem they can
address the problem through training and education.
The military have specific policies to address sexual
harassment among service members and academy students.
Sexual harassment can be a problem on civilian campuses as
well. Students on civilian college campuses can retain sexual harassment attorneys if their harassment is pervasive and
inhibits the student’s ability to get an education.
Though educational and training programs have helped curtail
harassment in the workplace, the issue is still common and it can make the
working environment unbearable. Ending the abuse is possible
by hiring a sexual harassment lawyer
when supervisors fail to address the problem.