Sexual harassment is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University Dignity at Work and Study Policy. Sexual Harassment is a form of sexual misconduct and if you experience this you can report it to the University.  
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 but is not limited to : 
  • sexual comments or jokes including flirting, gesturing or making sexual remarks about someone's body, clothing or appearance 
  • physical behaviour, including unwelcome sexual advances, touching and various forms of sexual assault  
  • displaying pictures, photos or drawings of a sexual nature  
  • sending emails or other online communication with a sexual content  
  • making decisions on the basis of sexual advances being accepted or rejected 
  • asking questions about someone's sex life 
  • sexual assault or rape 

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