Harassment - Legal basis
The University has zero tolerance for any form of abuse on the personality and dignity of others. The Federal Law on Equality between Women and Men, the Rectorate's legislation against sexual harassment and the ruling on harassment and conflicts in the workplace form the legislative framework in force at the University. Here are the important articles relating to them.
Article 4 of Federal Act on Gender Equality:
Any harassing behaviour of a sexual nature or other behaviour related to the person’s sex that adversely affects the dignity of women or men in the workplace is discriminatory. Such behaviour includes in particular threats, the promise of advantages, the use of coercion and the exertion of pressure in order to obtain favours of a sexual nature.
The Rectorate's legislation
The Rectorate's legislation can be found here.
Ruling on harassment and conflicts in the workplace
In addition, the employees of the Canton of Fribourg are subject to the ruling on harassment and conflicts in the workplace that can be found here.