Human Resources Division
The University's Dignity@Work policy is designed to promote positive behaviour, but also to provide robust systems in case bullying and harassment occurs.
The guidance provides for informal resolution of issues, with the support of trained mediators at the request of the parties, but also includes a formal complaints procedure involving an independent investigation with the possibility of disciplinary sanctions against the perpetrator.
Trained Dignity@Work Contacts are available to support staff and in some cases students who feel they are being bullied or harassed, or who have been accused of bullying or harassment.
There is additional information on positive behaviour and management styles on the Positive Behaviour page.
Further guidance is available:
- The Equality Challenge Unit provides higher education specific information and guidance on issues related to equality:
- Dignity at work: A good practice guide for higher education institutions on dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace
- Experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff and students in higher education: research report 2009
- Experiences of black and minority ethnic staff working in higher education: literature review 2009
- Trans staff and students in higher education: revised 2010
- Bullying: Preventing the bullying and harassment of gay employees by Stonewall
A more comprehensive list of resources is available on the Dignity@Work web pages.