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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