Report an EDI Issue - information for staff
The Dignity at Nottingham Policy explains the options that are available to you and the procedures the University has in place to support you if you feel you are being subjected to harassment, bullying or victimisation in any form. In addition, we provide a number of services to support staff with these issues:
- Ideally, you should talk to your line manager if you have experienced or observed harassment, bullying or victimisation, or if a complaint is made against you under the Dignity Policy.
- The HR Employment Relations team (HR ERA) are available for a confidential chat if you do not initially want to involve your line manager. The HR Advisor can sensitively discuss your concerns relating to harassment, bullying or victimisation.
- The Dignity Advisers at Nottingham Network (DANN) consists of a group of people who are trained to advise on matters relating to the Dignity at Nottingham Policy. Staff and students can seek advice, support and guidance from a member of the network if they have a concern about bullying, harassment and victimisation. Advisers from the network are available to assist both the complainant and person accused. Further guidance on the role of the Adviser and who they are can be found at the DANN link above or can be requested from the HR team.
The Adviser will treat the complaint and the discussion in a confidential manner and further action will not be taken without the express permission of the individual. Complaints of harassment and bullying can only be progressed under the procedures detailed within the Dignity at Nottingham policy. The Adviser may take notes of the meeting and in all cases notes would be mutually agreed with the individual, and no other party will have access to the notes.
- Trade Unions (for those who are members) are able to provide assistance and support to members in relation to issues involving bullying, harassment and victimisation. The University recognises the following trade unions: University and College Union (UCU), Unite and UNISON. Further information is available on the HR web pages.
- Staff can access the University Counselling Service for free, confidential advice and support.