Dealing with Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Harassment at FAU
The guidelines for preventing and dealing with cases of discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen (UKER) came into effect on 1 Juni 2021.
The goal is a clear positioning on this topic and an active handling of conflict situations resulting from it. The university is sending a clear message in order to practice an active apporach at the FAU. The guidelines ensure that cases of discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment are dealt with transparently at FAU and UKER. They provide information on the rights and obligations of all parties, provide details of which initial points of contact and counselling services are available for submitting official complaints.
The guidelines are serving the protection, providing of information and sensitization of all university members on the subject. Next to a first-step-guideline for affected persons and witnesses, they also contain contact information about drop-in centers and offers of consultation. The FAU as a place for scientific research and employment thereby makes sure that there is zero tolerance for a negative influence of a friendly work environment caused by sexual harassment and that there is an offer of suitable preventive measures against it.
If you are affected by or witnessed sexual harassment, you can find help on the website of the Büro für Gender und Diversity.
Internet training „Sexual harassment and violence in the world of work and education“ informs about forms, rights and options for reactions (only available in German)
Leaflet “No means No. Sexual harassment – making sure it is dealt with through information and support”. Information for employees, students, and managers