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.

Front cover of brochure Harassment and victimisation Illustration: Jan Ed

Harassment and victimisation

The Swedish Discrimination Act in English (pdf)

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