Sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is illegal – speak up if you are exposed to it.

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Sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is illegal – speak up if you are exposed to it.

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Sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual attention of any form that makes you feel humiliated, degraded or scared.

Sexual harassment may include:

  • sexual comments or jokes
  • someone showing pictures, photos or drawings of a sexual nature
  • someone sending e-mails, text messages or similar with sexual content
  • Other inappropriate behaviour, including unwelcome sexual advancement and touching
  • Various forms of sexual abuse

If you are sexually harassed in connection with your studies or work, you should:

  • Tell someone you trust, e. g. your immediate leader, the Head of Studies, the safety representative, the Student Ombudsperson, the employee representative, or  others who can help you
  • You can also seek advice from The Student Welfare Organization, an HR employee or The Occupational Health Service
  • Write down time and place, what happened and how you reacted.

If you, as an employee, become aware of harassment, you must report it.

Your place of study or work must have a formal procedure for following-up reports of sexual harassment. It is the place of study or work that is responsible for following-up.

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