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Massey University wants to ensure that staff have a positive work environment where they can perform to the best of their ability and with each other to support the achievement of the University’s goals and objectives.
Massey takes bullying and harassment seriously. All staff have the right to carry out their work in an environment free from harassment, and to be treated with dignity and respect.
The policy sets out Massey’s guidance to staff and managers on preventing bullying and harassment at work:
Harassment of any kind is broadly defined as any behaviour directed towards an individual or group that a reasonable person, having regard to the circumstances would expect to insult, intimidate, victimise or disadvantage the recipient and which is:
Harassment includes discrimination, sexual harassment, personal harassment, abuse of supervisory/managerial authority, and bullying.
The following are examples of behaviour that are not considered to be harassment:
Staff training is available on dealing with bullying and harassment at work through the Development Calendar.
There are a number of options available and a number of places you can get advice and support. Massey supports early intervention as the best option for long term resolution where harassment arises in the workplace. Not dealing with the matter promptly may lead to an escalation of the issues.
Check out these resources or contact any of the following:
As part of Massey’s commitment to foster a work environment that is free from harassment, we:
We support all staff taking responsibility for upholding appropriate standards of conduct in the workplace but will not tolerate people who make false complaints or complaints without foundation.
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016