The University of Essex has a zero tolerance approach to sexual violence, harassment and hate crime. 

Policy statement on equality, diversity and inclusion

The University of Essex celebrates diversity, challenges inequality and is committed to sustaining 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 employees, workers, contractors, students and visitors to be treated and to treat each other, with dignity and respect regardless of: 

  • age
  • disability
  • gender identity
  • marriage and civil partnership status
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • socio-economic background
  • political beliefs and affiliations
  • family circumstances
  • or other irrelevant distinction

Policy statement on harassment and bullying

The University of Essex celebrates diversity, challenges inequality and is committed to establishing an environment that is free from any form of harassment or bullying.  We have a zero tolerance approach to harassment and bullying and all employees, workers, contractors, students and visitors are expected to be treated, and to treat each other, with dignity and respect, regardless of:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender identity
  • marriage and civil partnership status
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • socio-economic background
  • political beliefs and affiliations
  • family circumstances
  • or other irrelevant distinction

Harassment and bullying adversely affect working, learning and social conditions for everyone and are unacceptable. 

Zero tolerance policy

Our zero tolerance approach means that:

(i) we will take action

(ii) the action will be proportionate to the circumstances of the case. 

This does not mean "one strike and you're out" but it does mean that any demonstrated incidents of harassment or bullying will be regarded seriously and treated as grounds for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal (with or without notice) or expulsion from the University.

 

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