Bullying, harassment and discrimination
Bullying, harassment and discrimination can come in many forms and affect people in different ways. While you are at Murdoch, you have the right to be treated fairly and with respect.
Unreasonable and intimidating behaviour towards a person or group. It involves a misuse of power, ongoing and repeated behaviour and behaviour that can cause harm.
- abusive, insulting or offensive language
- behaviour or language that frightens, humiliates, belittles or degrades
- criticism that is delivered with yelling and screaming
- inappropriate comments.
A behaviour that targets a person or group based on an attribute such as sex or gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, appearance, family and lifestyle.
Sexual harassment includes:
- an unwelcome sexual advance
- a request for sexual favours
- an unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.
Occurs when people are treated less favourably because of their sex or gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, appearance, family and lifestyle.
Racial discrimination may take many forms including threats, abuse, insults and taunts based on a person's race or a characteristic belonging to, or generally believed to belong to, a race.
Don’t wait, tell someone
Try to resolve the issue
For help with resolving a grievance or complaint you can contact an equal opportunity information officer or grievance officer.