Help! I am experiencing inappropriate behaviour

We are sorry you are experiencing this.

Everyone in our University has the right to work in a safe, respectful culture, free of abuse, harassment, bullying or other inappropriate behaviour.

You are not alone.

Together we are committed to supporting you to sort this out in a way that helps everyone involved to be heard and move forward.

Inappropriate behaviour affects different people in different and often significant ways, harming your physical or psychological health and impacting on work and home life.

We want to help you resolve it.

We want you to feel supported, heard and understood, and that there is a fair way to resolve the situation. We want being at work to be a positive experience for you.

You may be worried about the repercussions of coming forward, or even feel responsible in some way. Please be reassured that we take every allegation of inappropriate behaviour seriously and commit to fairly supporting everyone involved.

Everyone involved will be treated fairly and with compassion. Our focus is on resolving issues through reflection, feedback and discussion, only using a formal process when appropriate.

The role of your manager is:

If you are experiencing behaviour that you don’t like, please don’t just keep quiet but say something to someone, so that we can resolve it together.

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