Reporting harassment and improper behavior
It is BI’s responsibility to ensure that all its students and employees feel safe and secure in their learning and working environment.
Harassment and other improper behavior is not tolerated at BI under any circumstance. As a BI student or employee, it is your duty to notify bullying to the appropriate persons and ensure an inclusive, fair and safe learning environment for all.
What is bullying?
Bullying is repeated, unreasonable negative behavior directed towards a person or group with the inability to defend themselves. Bullying is not an isolated incident.
What is unwelcome sexual attention and harassment?
Unwelcome sexual attention and harassment is a broad term. It can be a range of experiences with a sexual undertone; Anything from an isolated remark to systematic incidents.
A person that experience a violation against their integrity, can address the issue directly to the person in question, or consult others about the situation/s. What one experiences as offensive can vary from person to person.
Pursuant to section 8 of the Gender Equality Act, harassment on the grounds of sexuality and sexual harassment is prohibited.
Responsibility to report
BI students and staff have the responsibility to create a positive learning environment. Individuals who feel victimised, or who witness inappropriate behavior have a duty to speak up and report it.
It is essential to BI to create a safe enviroment in which individuals are able to make complaints. BI will ensure that all complaints are treated in a sensitive and proper manner in consultation with the offended.
Who you should contact?
If you have experienced or wtinessed bullying or harassment:
From a student, see the student portal for contact information.
From a BI staff member, contact:
- BI’s HR department, email@example.com