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Unacceptable behaviour

The workplace should be completely free from unacceptable behaviour, such as bullying, sexual harassment, intimidation, discrimination and violence. If you experience or witness unacceptable behaviour, it can be difficult to talk about it. Yet it’s very important that you report it to one of the confidential counsellors for unacceptable behaviour, because unless you do, we won’t be able to help you. Anything you say to the confidential counsellor will always be treated in strict confidence, and he/she will never take action without your consent.

Ramon Kuipers

Confidential counsellor for unacceptable behaviour

Ramon Kuipers

“A pleasant and safe working environment for all: that is what I am about. If you encounter undesirable beahviour or some other integriity issue, I am here to help you out calmly and confidentially”

Contact Ramon Kuiper via email.

Mehrnoush Golafshan

Confidential counsellor for unacceptable behaviour

Mehrnoush Golafshan

“Opening up and talking about the situation with a confidential counsellor often provides new insights and perspective. In this way, we happily help you find a solution. Sometimes all it takes is just one conversation.”

Contact Mehrnoush Golafshan via e-mail

Don’t wait too long to ask for advice

If you experience or witness unacceptable behaviour, it’s important to address it by speaking directly to the perpetrator(s) or informing your manager. If you’re not able to find a solution between you, or if you prefer not to involve your manager, you’re welcome to contact a confidential counsellor for unacceptable behaviour. Examples of unacceptable behaviour could include:

  • unfair treatment
  • bullying and tormenting, such as gossiping, exclusion and humiliation
  • discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, political opinions or nationality
  • sexual harassment
  • intimidation
  • aggression and violence

More information about confidential counsellors

find more about what a confidential counsellors does and does not do, confidentiality and options for appeal and objection on the page Confidential counsellors.

Complaints Committee for Unacceptable Behaviour

If you’re not able to find a solution yourself, or if the behaviour is such that you want to lodge a complaint immediately, then the confidential counsellor can help you with this. You must lodge this formal complaint with the Complaints Committee for Unacceptable Behaviour. The Complaints Committee, secretary and secretariat are also bound by a duty of confidentiality, and all information will be treated in strict confidence.

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