Human Resources Division
Would you like to help others affected by difficult working relationships, including bullying and harassment, who need confidential support and advice?
Would you like to develop new skills?
Here is your chance! The University would like to recruit and train a number of new Dignity@Work Contacts to join its internal Dignity@Work Contacts Service.
The University of Cambridge is committed to protecting the dignity of staff, students, visitors to the University, and all members of the University community in their work and their interactions with others.
The University expects all members of the University community to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration at all times. All members of the University community have the right to expect professional behaviour from others, and a corresponding responsibility to behave professionally towards others.
The Dignity@Work policy statement explains this commitment and what action can be taken if its principles are not observed. Any complaints made about harassment, bullying or other inappropriate behaviour will be investigated thoroughly and without delay, according to the approved procedures.
Dignity at work can also be an equality issue and UK discrimination law provides specific protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation on a variety of grounds including age, disability, colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief or other similar philosophical belief, sex and sexual orientation. The University takes its responsibilities in these areas very seriously; the Equality & Diversity web pages provide more detailed information on these aspects of the law and the University's responses.
To ensure that this policy is effective, the University has published advice to staff and guidance on promoting Dignity@Work and managing difficult situations and complaints as well as more detailed procedural information. To ensure that the policy is effective, the University expects all members of the University community to avoid all forms of victimisation of anyone involved in the operation of this policy.
- Dignity@Work Policy
- Procedure - dealing with bullying and harassment
- Formal Complaint Procedure - flowchart
- Advice to staff and students
- Management Guidance
- Dignity@Work Contacts: Code of Practice