Dignity at Work and Study
The University aims to establish an inclusive culture free from discrimination and based upon the values of dignity, courtesy and respect. Every person has a right to be treated in accordance with these values.
In 2006, the University Council approved a Dignity at Work and Study Policy which aims to:
- promote a positive University environment in which people are treated fairly and with respect;
- encourage all university staff and students to play a role in creating and maintaining an environment in which harassment, bullying and victimisation are understood to be unacceptable forms of behaviour;
- provide a framework of support for University staff and students who feel that they have been the subject of harassment, bullying or victimisation;
- ensure that allegations of harassment, bullying or victimisation are addressed fairly, with respect for the rights and dignity of all those involved; and
- identify the appropriate formal processes by which complaints can be raised.
The full policy is available as a word document at the right-hand side of this page. The Equality and Diversity Unit is working with the Staff Counselling Service, Occupational Health and Human Resources to ensure that there is a framework of support available for all members of the University community who are affected by bullying or harassment, or allegations of bullying or harassment.
For more information on Dignity Advisors please contact Isabella Santamaria on (029) 2087 9241 (SantamariaI1@cf.ac.uk) or go to the HUMRS web page regarding Dignity Advisors.