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Massey University endeavors to provide an environment that is free from harassment. If you feel another person at Massey is harassing you - a staff member or student - there is support available. Seeking help to resolve the harassment is a brave and positive step. A Harassment Contact Person (HCP) will guide you through the process.
Harassment is a form of discrimination and is unlawful under the the Human Rights Act 1993. Harassment of any kind is defined broadly as:
You may choose to resolve the complaint in the following ways:
At any stage you may choose to complain to an appropriate external agency such as the Human Rights Commission, the Race Relations Office, or the Police.
The first thing to do is to talk with a Harassment Contact Person (HCP). When you do, you can expect confidentiality, a supporting ear and some options about how to resolve the situation. A HCP will discuss with you how the harassment is affecting your life and they can assist you in exploring a range of strategies to approach the person and to request that the behaviour be stopped. If this does not work, or if such an approach is inappropriate, the HCP will outline the options available to resolve a complaint of harassment. Some of the options are:
If these options do not work, or if they are inappropriate, the complaint might be dealt with by the most appropriate University procedures (eg Academic Grievance Procedures, Student Disciplinary Procedures, Halls Disciplinary Procedures).
You can also approach a HCP. You can find out more about managing harassment on OneMassey and in the Harassment and Discrimination Resolution Procedures (221 KB) .
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Last updated on Tuesday 03 September 2019