We believe bullying and harassment are never OK. 

Bullying and harassment are contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University Dignity at Work and Study Policy

Bullying: In most cases, bullying is unacceptable behaviour, usually repeated over time, which causes intimidation, fear or humiliation and that involves a real or perceived power imbalance (power imbalances could be about social or group power, power due to role, physical strength, access to embarrassing information). 

Harassment: Harassment is when someone intentionally or unintentionally violates a person’s dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment, which interferes with an individual’s learning, working or social environment.

Racial Harassment:
Racial harassment is an incident or a series of incidents intended or likely to intimidate, offend or harm an individual or group because of their ethnic origin, colour, race, religion or nationality, and a racist incident is any incident that is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person (MacPherson Report 1999).

Find out more 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) provide some further information on unlawful harassment.

Information about bullying from Human Resources.

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