Similarly, each of us has a responsibility to acknowledge that while academic debate, including vigorous speech and comment, and legitimate management of the performance of staff or students can be distinguished from bullying behaviour, we all have a duty to take care to ensure that individuals are not made to feel intimidated.
In considering whether conduct constitutes unlawful harassment, the University will take account of whether it is "unwelcome" or "offensive" to the person experiencing the conduct; whether it has the effect of violating their dignity; whether it creates an environment which is "intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive... The "perception" of the person experiencing the conduct is one of the factors which must be taken into account in making this judgement.
The University will apply a Test of Reasonableness in responding to reports of harassment.
(The University will apply the definition of harassment in Section 26 of the Equality Act 2010 which states that a person harasses another if that person engages in unwanted conduct which has the purpose or effect of violating the other person's dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.
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Harassment is unwanted conduct that occurs with the purpose or effect of violating the dignity of an individual or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.
It can be carried out by an individual or group of individuals. The same behaviour may be inoffensive to one person and deeply offensive and intimidating to another.