Sexual harassment is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University Dignity at Work and Study Policies.
Sexual harassment is unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature which:
- violates your dignity.
- makes you feel intimidated, degraded or humiliated.
- creates a hostile or offensive environment.
You don’t need to have previously objected to someone's behaviour for it to be considered unwanted.
Sexual harassment can include:
- sexual comments or jokes.
- physical behaviour, including unwelcome sexual advances, touching and various forms of sexual assault.
- displaying pictures, photos or drawings of a sexual nature.
- sending emails with a sexual content.
Find out more
- Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) provide some further information on unlawful harassment.
- Citizens Advice provide further information on sexual harassment.