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In summary, this means that harassment will have occurred if any independent, reasonable individual deems it to have occurred.
(The University will apply the definition of harassment in Section 26 of the Equality Act 2010 which states that a person harasses another if that person engages in unwanted conduct which has the purpose or effect of violating the other person's dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.
It frequently involves someone in a position of authority bullying someone in a lesser position, but bullying of people in a more senior position by people in a lesser position and between people in an equal position does occur. Unintentional or misinterpreted behaviour may cause feelings of harassment.
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A single act typically will not be sufficient to warrant discipline or dismissal, but an especially severe or egregious act may warrant either.
Hostile and intimidating behavior can arise in a healthy environment but it often develops in negative climates.