In dealing with allegations, concerns, complaints, the University uses the following definition of harassment
Harassment can be any unwanted attention or behaviour that;
- a person finds objectionable or offensive, and
- which makes them feel threatened or uncomfortable, and
- leads to a loss of dignity or self-respect.
It is not the intent of the harasser but the impact on the recipient that defines harassment.
Under the Equality Act 2010, harassment is defined as;
- unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which includes
- Gender reassignment,
- Religion and belief,
- Sex, and
- Sexual Orientation
- and which has the effect of
- violating an individual’s dignity, or
- creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual.
- it can be defined as words, actions or other conduct which
- ridicules, or
- intimidates, or
- threatens, and
- affects individual dignity and well being.
Page last reviewed: 01/03/2019
Next review due: 31/08/2020