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Aalto University expects its employees and students as well as any other members of the community to act responsibly and treat each other with respect. Any harassment, inappropriate treatment or bullying is prohibited. All members of the community have a responsibility for the atmosphere and well-being of their workplace and studying community.
you should take the following steps:
The process: discussing and dealing with the issue in accordance with the Aalto process, taking necessary measures depending on the situation, for instance, mediation and follow-up.
If the discussions measures fail to end the inappropriate treatment or the case is particularly serious, the following disciplinary measures will be taken:
Misconduct by student
Misconduct by employee
If you are accused of inappropriate treatment:
1) Do not belittle the feelings of the other party; the line between bullying and everyday conflicts may be a fine one.
2) Stop your behaviour immediately if it has been seen as inappropriate even if you did not think you were guilty of bullying or harassment.
3) Keep a record of relevant events. You can also turn to the student counsellors, if you want to talk to someone.
What constitutes inappropriate treatment and harassment?
Inappropriate treatment may take various forms. Inappropriate treatment is behaviour that violates commonly understood principles of good practice, or is inappropriate or disturbing. Inappropriate treatment includes causing offence by word, attitude or actions. Inappropriate treatment may also take the form of sexual harassment, which may be physical or verbal. Innuendo, facial expressions and gestures, nude photographs and coarse language may be just as offensive as unwanted physical contact.
Bullying may take, for example, the following forms:
What does not constitute bullying?
Fraudulent accusations of bullying are regarded as equally serious an offence as bullying and may result in taking similar disciplinary action.
Harassment contact persons AYY: firstname.lastname@example.org (a woman will answer to you) och email@example.com (a male will answer to you)
Harassment contact persons by school
Milla Vaisto-Oinonen School of Engineering firstname.lastname@example.org +358 50 362 8880
Pia Lahti School of Business email@example.com +358 50 512 4204
Anni Rintala School of Chemical Engineering firstname.lastname@example.org +358 50 5122 683
Mari Knuuttila School of Science email@example.com +358 50 537 3358
Perttu Puska School of Electrical Engineering firstname.lastname@example.org +358 50 370 7698
Iiris Kauppila School of Art and Design email@example.com +358 50 5987 650
Open University Support in cases of harassment