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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Public announcement: acceptable workplace behaviour

You may have heard recent media reports about sexual harassment in Australian hospitals, including a case at Monash Health in 2006.

I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you of Monash University’s commitment to providing an environment free from discrimination, harassment and vilification for all staff and students.

Harassment is unwelcome conduct that might reasonably cause a person to be offended, humiliated or intimidated. Harassment which is offensive conduct based on a person’s disability, race or of a sexual nature are forms of discrimination.

Students and staff are encouraged to ask for help if you:
feel attacked, harassed, intimidated, stalked, bullied or threatened
have concerns about someone else's behaviour or wellbeing
have received unwanted attention
are worried about someone harming themselves or someone else
wish to clarify issues of responsibility, confidentiality or duty of care.

The University’s Safer Community Unit is a central point of enquiry for confidential information, advice and support in managing inappropriate, concerning or threatening behaviours. Safer Community staff will provide leadership and support in all stages of responding to complex and sensitive situations.

Contact details: Phone: +61 3 990 51599 or safercommunity@monash.edu

If appropriate, staff and students are also encouraged to approach their line manager or supervisor.

The University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a professional counselling service available to all employees and their immediate family members, offers confidential, short-term support for a variety of work-related and personal problems that may be affecting you at work or at home.

EAP: Call 1800 350 359

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