About Dignity and Respect in the Workplace About Dignity and Respect in the Workplace

Dignity and Respect in the Workplace

General dignity and respect (formerly referred to as harassment and bullying) related enquiries can be  directed to Santha Forder, Human Resources Manager on (59)2936 or e-mail s.forder@uea.ac.uk

Policy Statement on Harassment

The University of East Anglia is committed to maintaining a working and learning environment that is free from any form of harassment. Harassment adversely affects working and social conditions for University staff and students and is unacceptable. Any incident of harassment will be regarded very seriously and may be grounds for disciplinary action including dismissal. All members of the University community have a responsibility for helping to ensure that individuals do not suffer any form of harassment, and that they are encouraged and supported in any legitimate complaint.

What is harassment?

The University will take harassment to include any behaviour that appears or feels offensive, intimidating or hostile. Harassment can take many forms including bullying, sexual harassment, racial harassment. The defining features are that the continuing behaviour is unwanted and has the purpose or effect of either violating a person's dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that person, and would be regarded as such by any reasonable person.

Harassment Information

"Guidelines for Dealing with Harassment" and details of other sources of help and advice are available via the Home Page of this website.
(These Guidelines are currently under review)

Who to contact

The University has a team of experienced Human Resource Managers and Senior Human Resource Advisers who can listen to and provide guidance and advice to UEA employees  who believe they are being bullied or harassed, or have had allegations of bullying or harassment made against them, or who have witnessed an act(s) of perceived bullying or harassment of another individual(s) in the workplace.

If you are a student

Any student experiencing bullying or harassment should contact the Student Support Service for confidential support and advice on (59)2492.
Updated May 2015