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, sex, 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. The more common origin of harassment is unresolved conflict in the workplace. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Sexual Harassment
- Abuse of authority
Harassment includes actions that are welcome, not wanted, and uncomfortable to another person, that can reasonably be regarded as offensive.
Sexual harassment – expanded?
Cyber-bulling – expanded?
What counts as Harassment? Here are a few real-life harassment cases at IOM that resulted in disciplinary measures.
- ECO to include case information for 5 or so cases