Action against harassment

Action against harassment

It is NHH’s aim to ensure that students and staff are not harassed in any way in their study and working environment. Below you will find information about what harassment is and who to contact if you have been the victim of harassment.

What is harassment?

Attention becomes harassment when:

  • it is unwelcome
  • it is bothersome
  • it persists after the recipient has expressed their discontent
  • it has negative consequences of a physical, psychological or study-related nature

Other factors that play a part:

  • The seriousness of the action
  • The time and place of the action
  • Whether it has persisted over time
  • Dependencies and power relations between the harasser and the person being harassed

Examples of behaviour that may constitute harassment:

  • patronising behaviour
  • unnecessary physical contact / touching and groping
  • personal comments about the recipient’s body, clothes or private life
  • sexual advances, suggestions and insinuations, sex pressure

As a student, you are also responsible for your fellow students’ well-being. Be conscious of your own actions and statements. Help others who are harassed to speak out and say that unwelcome attention is not acceptable.

What do you do if you are harassed?

Speak out. Confront the person!