The members and staff must work together effectively as a team to accomplish the Association's goals. Such joint efforts are enhanced by an environment of courtesy and mutual respect. Offensive behavior not only impedes the effectiveness of the joint efforts, but can also create exposure to legal liability.
The National Association fully supports the rights and opportunities of all its directors, committee members and employees to work in an environment free from discrimination and without subjugation to sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment does not include occasional compliments or voluntary relationships between members and staff.
Sexual harassment may be overt or subtle. It includes behavior that is not welcome, that is personally offensive, that fails to respect the rights of others, that lowers morale and that, therefore, interferes with the effectiveness of our work. Sexual harassment may take different forms. One specific form is a demand for sexual favors. Other forms of harassment include: