Harassment

Harassment according to the Swedish Discrimination Act

– what is it and what do you if you or someone else is subjected to it? Here you will find information about whom to contact, important points to remember when you think you are being harassed and what happens in an investigation.

Which forms of harassment are covered by the Discrimination Act?

In the area of higher education, the Discrimination Act covers harassment on grounds of ethnic origin, disability, gender, transgender identity or appearance, religion or other faith, sexual orientation or age. Sexual harassment is also covered by the act.

If you have been harassed

If you feel you have been subjected to harassment, there are a number of points that are useful to remember.

Investigation according to the Discrimination Act

According to the Discrimination Act, the university is obliged to investigate cases of harassment or discrimination reported to one of the representatives of the university, e.g. teacher, supervisor, head of department, director of studies or the university’s coordinator for equal opportunities.

Contact

Coordinator for equal treatment of students

E-mail: jamlikhet@su.se
Visiting address: Studenthuset, Universitetsvägen 2 B, next to Södra huset

 

The Swedish Discrimination Act in English (pdf)

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