The 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
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.