Harassment encompasses any act, conduct, statement or request which is unwelcome to another person(s) and could, in all circumstances, reasonably be regarded as behaviour of a discriminatory, offensive, humiliating, intimidating or violent nature or an intrusion of privacy. Harassment may include an action, behaviour, statement or displays related to a person’s race, age, beliefs, religion, national or ethnic origin, physical attributes, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status or family situation. Harassment concerns not only intent but also effect. An act which is reasonably perceived by a person or group as offensive may constitute harassment, be it intentional or not. Harassment involves any conduct that is unwelcome, and that could reasonably be regarded as offensive (or other prohibited characteristic). Harassment includes but is not limited to:

  • Bullying/mobbing;
  • Sexual harassment;
  • Abuse of authority;
  • Retaliation.
  • Discriminatory behaviour.

Last updated: 05 August 2022