Human Resources

Part H - Equity and Diversity

58.   Anti-discrimination

58.1   The University values fairness, equity and diversity. Respect and diversity are integral aspects of an inclusive workplace. The University is committed to preventing and eliminating discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin.

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59.   Workplace Bullying

59.1   Workplace bullying is defined as repeated, unreasonable or inappropriate behaviour directed towards an employee, or a group of employees, that creates a risk to health and safety.

59.2   A workplace situation may be identified as bullying if an employee or employees are harmed, intimidated, threatened, victimised, undermined, offended, degraded, or humiliated, whether alone or in front of other employees, students or visitors to the University.

59.3   The University acknowledges that all employees have the right to dignity at work in an environment free from bullying. The University is committed to the reduction and elimination of workplace bullying at the University and developing an inclusive workplace culture.

59.4   The University encourages all employees to report workplace bullying.

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60.   Gender Pay Equity

60.1   The University is committed to the principle of pay equity and recognises the importance of collecting and collating data relating to staff employment and salaries to enable effective analysis of gender pay equity.

60.2   The University is also committed to ensuring an appropriate gender balance on its committees.

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61.   Family Friendly Workplace

61.1   The University recognises that employees have family responsibilities and is committed to providing a workplace that responds to the issues of combining work and family responsibilities whilst considering the overall business needs of the University. Family friendly provisions apply to both heterosexual and same sex relationships.

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62.   Staff Development Fund

62.1   The University shall establish a centrally administered Professional and General Staff Development Fund “the Fund”. The Fund shall provide equitable access to development for all staff.

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