Sexual Harassment

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

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