The University of Essex fosters good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not, celebrates diversity, challenges inequality and is committed to nurturing an inclusive and diverse community that is open to all who have the potential to benefit from membership of it, and which ensures equality of opportunity for all its members. We expect all our campus communities, employees, workers, contractors, students, invitees and visitors to be treated, and to treat others, with dignity and respect. We have a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination, harassment and bullying.
Our Harassment and Bullying: Our Zero Tolerance Approach - Information for employees, workers, contractors, students, invitees and visitors document explains how the University deals with reports of harassment, bullying, hate incidents or assault.
Reports of harassment or bullying can be reported via the report and support system. This may be done anonymously if preferred.
You can contact the Harassment Report and Support Service through our Report and Support System. You will be asked to provide a few details about yourself, the nature of the harassment or bullying you are being subjected to and the name(s) of the perpetrator(s).
The Harassment Report and Support Service operates from 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday during both term time and vacation.
We will contact you within three days of the submission of your report to arrange a meeting to discuss ways to ensure the harassment or bullying stops and that you have access to appropriate support.
We also offer drop in sessions during term time, every Tuesday 1-2pm in the Occupational Health reception, room 4N.6.4.
If you feel unable to identify yourself, you can choose to report harassment or bullying anonymously via the Report and Support system, but if you choose to do this, we are unable to take any direct action to stop the harassment or bullying or ensure you have access to appropriate support.
We do, however, use information from anonymous reports to inform our proactive and preventative work on tackling harassment and bullying.