Reporting equalities-related issues in Geography

March 2017
  • We welcome and value discussions regarding gender equality/equalities issues, regardless of their gravity. When discussions begin earlier it is much easier to avoid more serious problems.
  • We will always keep these discussions confidential unless you have given explicit permission to share details. The only reason we would share something is if it were serious enough to need reporting to law enforcement officials.
  • We will ask what specific problems you have had or observed, and how you think they can be resolved. When warranted, we can attempt to provide guidance and support for you to reflect on the issue and determine the best course of action, or recommend you to University counselling and wellbeing for additional support. We will respect your final decision and opinion.
  • According to an agreed plan, we will seek to resolve the issue through a number of possible means, including:
    • A meeting with a mediator (provided by counselling and wellbeing) and the person about whom the complaint is made
    • Addressing the problem without the direct participation of the person who has made the complaint
    • The creation of an action plan for those who are repeatedly the subject of complaint, possibly to include individual training, mentoring, counselling and other support services
    • Changing work accommodation or work space to reduce possibilities for interactions between the person who has made the complaint and the person about whom the complaint was made
  • Post-resolution, we will follow up with the person who has made the complaint to verify that the problem has been resolved. Even if we can’t provide the solution that is requested, we believe it’s important that we respond to persistent concerns and try to resolve them where possible.

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