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.

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