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Harassment

TEquality and Diversityhe University is committed to ensuring a working and learning environment in which the dignity of individuals is respected. It aims to ensure that the relationship between the University and its employees is conducted in a manner which values, unconditionally, a respect for the dignity of staff. Any form of harassment is unacceptable.

Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect at work. Bullying and harassment of any kind are in no-one’s interest and should not be tolerated in the workplace

Harassment Contacts are trained volunteers who are there to listen, to hear and to understand what has happened, and to offer help and support whether or not you wish to make a formal complaint. Speaking to a contact does not invoke formal action but will assist you by providing support and advice on the options open to you.

 

What should you do?

If you feel you are being bullied or harassed then there are a number of options to consider. You should act promptly.

Consider speaking to the person to ask them to STOP doing whatever it is that is causing you distress. You may wish to be accompanied or ask someone to speak on your behalf. If you cannot confront the person then consider writing to them to make it clear what it is you object to in their behaviour.

Talk to a University Harassment Contact (see above)

Talk to your line manager, a senior member of staff, a Trade Union Representative or a member of the HR team.