Preventing and dealing with sexual harassment

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Dear University of Nottingham,

1. Does the University have a policy for staff regarding sexual harassment/misconduct between (a) staff and staff, (b) staff and students? If so, please provide this, preferably a link to it or electronically. Such a policy might concern definitions, how to report, processes, and so on.
2. What kind of training (e.g. online or in-person; voluntary or compulsory) is provided to staff regarding sexual harassment/misconduct? Approximately how many staff have undergone this training in the last year? [or last year that has available data]
3. In the last year [or last year that has available data], how many cases of alleged sexual harassment/misconduct by staff (staff-student or staff-staff) have been reported to the university?

Yours faithfully,

R. Brunk

Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

Dear R Brunk

Thank you for your request for your request for information regarding our sexual misconduct policy and training. Your request was received on 12 March 2020 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The reference number of your request is 3704.

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Dear  R Brunk

 

I am writing further to your request for information regarding sexual
misconduct policy and training.  A search of our electronic and paper
records has been completed and I can confirm that the information
requested is held by the University.

In answer to your request:

1. Does the University have a policy for staff regarding sexual
harassment/misconduct between (a) staff and staff, (b) staff and students?
If so, please provide this, preferably a link to it or electronically.
Such a policy might concern definitions, how to report, processes, and so
on.

Yes, we consider that this information is exempt under section 21(1) of
the Freedom of Information Act as the University's ‘Dignity at Nottingham
Policy’ is publically available on our website:

[1]https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/hr/guidesan...

This policy covers both staff-staff and student-staff complaints.

 

2. What kind of training (e.g. online or in-person; voluntary or
compulsory) is provided to staff regarding sexual harassment/misconduct?
Approximately how many staff have undergone this training in the last
year? [or last year that has available data]

The University has a legal Podbriefing on Staff Equality.  The main
purpose of this mandatory training is to summarise the key elements of the
Equality Act 2010, one of which is sexual harassment/ misconduct.  Between
February 2019 and January 2020 (inclusive) our records show that 544
individuals viewed the video in this period.

3. In the last year [or last year that has available data], how many cases
of alleged sexual harassment/misconduct by staff (staff-student or
staff-staff) have been reported to the university?

Between the calendar year 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019, no cases
were recorded as sexual harassment or sexual misconduct (staff-student or
staff-staff) on our HR department's case management system.

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Yours sincerely,

Karen Page

 

Information Compliance Officer – Freedom of Information

Registrar’s Department

 

Web:   [2]www.nottingham.ac.uk/freedom-of-information

Email: [3][University of Nottingham request email]

 

 

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From: R. Brunk <[FOI #654368 email]>
Sent: 11 March 2020 18:46
To: FOI requests at University of Nottingham
<[University of Nottingham request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Preventing and dealing with
sexual harassment
 
Dear University of Nottingham,

1. Does the University have a policy for staff regarding sexual
harassment/misconduct between (a) staff and staff, (b) staff and students?
If so, please provide this, preferably a link to it or electronically.
Such a policy might concern definitions, how to report, processes, and so
on.
2. What kind of training (e.g. online or in-person; voluntary or
compulsory) is provided to staff regarding sexual harassment/misconduct?
Approximately how many staff have undergone this training in the last
year? [or last year that has available data]
3. In the last year [or last year that has available data], how many cases
of alleged sexual harassment/misconduct by staff (staff-student or
staff-staff) have been reported to the university?

Yours faithfully,

R. Brunk

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Dear Br-Freedom-Of-Information,

Thanks for dealing with this request.

Yours sincerely,

R. Brunk