Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment is when someone behaves in a way which makes you feel distressed, intimidated or offended and the behaviour is of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. Sexual harassment is not okay and has no place in the University community.
Sexual harassment includes many things;
- Unwanted pressure for sexual favours
- Unwanted deliberate touching
- Unwanted sexual looks or gestures
- Unwanted letters, texts, telephone calls, or materials of a sexual nature
- Displaying pictures, photos or drawings of a sexual nature
- Unwanted sexual teasing, jokes, questions, comments, wolf whistling or cat calls
- Sexual comments about a person's clothing, anatomy, or looks
- Telling lies or spreading rumours about a person's personal sex life
- Actual or attempted rape or sexual assault.
If you are affected by this, please access the Support Available.