Sexual harassment is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University Dignity at Work and Study Policy.

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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