Staff - how to disclose harassment
As a member of staff at the University of Leicester, if you feel you are being subjected to unacceptable behaviours, or see someone else being subjected to unacceptable behaviour, we encourage you to make a disclosure through our Report and Support Online Reporting system. You can do this anonymously or leave your contact details for us to get back to you.
Using Report and Support
You can use Report and Support (our online reporting system) to tell us something that's happened, so we can help you find out about support available.
Setting up a meeting with you
If you leave contact details, wherever possible someone will contact you within two working days to offer a confidential meeting with a trained Dignity and Respect contact. They will then:
- provide a safe space for you to talk about what you've experienced
- talk to you about the support available to you, both within the University and externally
- help you to explore your options, including informal resolution and more formal reporting
- provide information about relevant University policies and processes.
If you do not want to meet with anyone, we can signpost you to further sources of support.
Disclosing something that happened through Report and Support does not automatically lead to a formal report, or invoke a formal process.
After the meeting
After the meeting, you can choose whether to leave it there and do nothing further, or to progress with one or more of the options outlined in the meeting.
None of the information you disclose will be shared with anyone else, unless you give consent to do so, or there is a safeguarding risk or if a criminal act is involved. In these cases you would be consulted about potential actions.