If you feel that you are experiencing difficult working relationships, including bullying or harassment, have witnessed bullying or harassment or who have been accused of it there are several people who you can talk to about it:
- If you feel able to it would be advisable to address your concerns with the individual directly.
- If you feel unable to do this your line manager or Business and Operations manager will be able to talk to you about your concerns.
- Your HR Adviser – for the contact for your institution please click here
- A Dignity @ Work contact.
If you would like to talk confidentially to a Dignity @ Work Contact, you should call (7)65031 which is a confidential voice-mail number and leave your name and contact details, or email email@example.com with your name and contact details. Your message will be picked up by a Dignity @ Work Co-ordinator who will put you in touch with a Contact, ensuring that there is no conflict of interest. The Contact will then contact you to arrange an appointment.
What is a Dignity @ Work Contact?
The Dignity @ Work Contacts service provides confidential advice to those who feel that they are experiencing difficult working relationships, including bullying or harassment, have witnessed bullying or harassment or who have been accused of it. They are a group of trained volunteers who may be employees in any staff group and in any institution across the University.
They will be available if for any reason you feel unable to seek advice from within your own institution. The role of the Dignity @ Work Contact is to meet with individuals and provide support such as:
- Listening to your concerns and fully exploring the issues involved
- Helping you to analyse the problem they face
- Providing full, clear and accurate information on the University’s Dignity at Work Policy and Procedures and other University policies as appropriate
- Helping you to understand the courses of action open to you and advising on the practicalities involved in progressing each course of action
- Advising on appropriate sources of support – both internal and external to the University.
For more information on the Dignity @ Work policy and what to do if you are experiencing difficult working relationships, including bullying or harassment, have witnessed bullying or harassment or have been accused of it please see the following link http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/policies-procedures/dignity-work-policy
Other sources of internal support that are available for you can be found here.
There are also sources of external support available for you:
Telephone: 116 123
|Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre
Helpline: 01223 245999
(Wednesday from 7pm-9.30pm, Saturday from 3pm-5.30pm and Sunday from 10am-12.30pm. Answerphone service out of hours)
|Rape Crisis England and Wales
Telephone: 0808 8029999
Parkside Police Station, Cambridge
Telephone: 01223 358966
|Cambridge Racial Harassment Service
Cambridge City Council can offer advice and help to anyone living in Cambridge suffering racial harassment.
Racial Harassment Service: 01223 457967
24-hour emergency: 07973 883 261
|Cambridgeshire Human Rights and Equality Support Services (CHESS)
CHESS aims to support victims of racial harassment and make sure that relevant information, support, counselling, advice and assistance are available to them. They can visit you in your home, be there with you during court cases, when you give statements, or put you in touch with other organisations that can offer help.
Drop-in centre: The Courtyard, 21b Sturton Street, Cambridge CB1 2SN (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-8 pm)
Telephone: 01223 462615
TCrime.net enables Transgender hate crimes to be reported confidentially and leaves it to the individual to decide what information should be passed on to the police. For more information and/or to report an incident of Transgender hate crime.
|London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
Provides information and advice to the LBGT communities
Helpline: 0300 330 0630 (daily 10am-11pm)
Dhiverse provides support for issues relating to HIV and AIDS.
Office open 10am – 5.30pm, Monday-Friday
Tel: (01223) 508805
GALOP provides support for domestic violence issues in same-sex relationships.
Helpline: 0300 999 5428
Monday and Thursday 10am–8 pm; Tuesday and Friday 10 am–5 pm (Tuesday 1pm- 5 pm, trans* specific service)
|Press for Change
Press for Change provides support for gender identity and transsexual issues.
Tel: (08448) 708165