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Gender equality and equal treatment

No form of discrimination or harassment is accepted at the University of Gothenburg. On this page, we have gathered information on how to proceed if you feel you have been subjected to discrimination and/or some sort of harassment.

What do I do if I have been subjected to discrimination and/or harassment?

  • If you feel you have been subjected to discrimination and/or some sort of harassment, you must tell your head of department or some other employee at the university who is in turn obligated to inform the head of department about what has happened.
     
  • If it is not possible to contact someone at your department, you can contact someone at the next level up in the organisation, e.g. the dean.
     
  • You must inform the university, no matter whether it is an employee or a student who has subjected you to discrimination and/or harassment.
     
  • For advice and support, you can contact the equality of treatment representative at your department, the student unions and the student health services.

What happens when I report something?

  • After the head of department has been informed that you feel you have been subjected to something, it is his/her responsibility to investigate the circumstances so that the necessary measures can immediately be taken.
     
  • During the investigation, you will be able to state what has happened, when it happened, who was involved and also describe how you perceived the circumstances.
     
  • You will be given information by your head of department about how the matter will be handled and in what way you will be given feedback.
     
  • No one at the university, neither individual employees nor students, is allowed to treat you in a negative way after you have filed a report.

Where can I get support?

You can get advice and support from the equality of treatment representative(s) at your department, from the student unions, and from the student health services.

Information about the equality work at the University

We continuously strive to prevent discrimination and harassment and to promote a good study and work environment. Preventive measures include bringing about a change in attitudes and values in order to create an environment where everyone feels included and is able to enjoy personal development.

The promotion of equal opportunities and equality of treatment is a management task and at department level, it is the head of department who is responsible. There must be an equality of treatment representative at all departments. This person gives support in the formation and implementation of the department's equality of treatment work such as producing an equality of treatment plan, active measures and feedback. The equality of treatment representative is also a contact person for students and employees with regard to equality of treatment issues.

At university level, this work comprises coordinating and developing the university's equal opportunities and equality of treatment work, with relation to the university's overarching policy for equal opportunities and equality of treatment, and the legal demands placed on the university as employer, seat of learning and authority. One of the laws this work is based on is the Discrimination Act, the purpose of which is to counteract discrimination and harassment.

Equal value and equal opportunities at Medarbetarportalen

Where can I get support?

You can get advice and support from the equality of treatment representative(s) at your department, from the student unions, and from the student health services.

Page Manager: Educational Affairs|Last update: 4/23/2018
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Print date: 2019-08-23

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