School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography Statement on Harassment
The University does not tolerate any form of harassment or victimisation and expects all members of the University community, its visitors and contractors to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration. The School strives to uphold these values and is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all members of the School are respected. No-one should have to tolerate being harassed or observe others being harassed.
How do you know you are being harassed or bullied?
Harassment is unwanted and unwarranted conduct that violates another person’s dignity, or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for another person. Vigorous academic debate will not amount to harassment when it is conducted respectfully. Bullying is a form of harassment characterized by behaviour that is offensive, intimidating,malicious or insulting, or is a misuse of power.
If you find yourself in either of these situations, please act!
You can :
• Discourage any form of harassment you experience or witness by making it clear that such behaviour is unacceptable.
• Contact the Harassment Advisory Service, or your local harassment advisor, for support.
• Ask your line manager or a neutral colleague to raise the matter on your behalf.
• Make a formal complaint under the appropriate procedure.
Advice and policy details can be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/harassmentadvice/.
The School Harassment Advisers are Mark Gunther and Laura Peers. Please feel free to contact either should you wish to discuss anything related to this policy.
The School undertakes to support anyone who makes or indicates an intention to make an allegation of harassment and will investigate complaints fairly.