- Talk to the individual. They may not realise the impact their behaviour is having on you and by discussing this with them as soon as possible may help to resolve the situation and prevent any repeated incidents. It is important if you do raise your concerns directly with the individual that you do so in a constructive manor and it may be helpful to plan what you intend to say beforehand, be prepared to listen to them and express how it has made you feel.
- Talk to your line manager. If you feel unable to approach the situation on your own it would be appropriate to ask for support from your line manager (or someone similar). Your line manager may be able to offer you advice on how to manage the issue or may support you in taking your concerns further by either having a facilitated conversation with you and the other person or taking things forward for you.
- Keep a record of any incidents which are causing you distress. This will help prompt any discussions you either have with the individual or your line manager on the specific incidents which are causing you concern.
- Contact the internal support services available or your contact in the Clinical School HR team.
- Use the anonymous reporting tool * available for staff and students.
*You are able to use the anonymous reporting tool to raise a concern. Please be aware that this will not result in any action being taken against an individual incident.
What do I do if I have tried the above or do not feel comfortable doing the above?
- If you wish to raise a formal complaint this would usually be done in writing following the University’s Dignity at Work policy
- Your letter should include the nature of the complaint, including the facts, dates and names of those concerned.
- An independent investigator will be appointed to investigate the matter.