You can always reach the branch executive and request casework or support at the following email address:

Discrimination, bullying and harassment

There are a number of legal protections for all staff at work. The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination related to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

In spite of this, discrimination in the workplace is far from unknown.

Likewise with bullying – on occasion people are treated badly, and this can have both personal and professional implications.

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has an agreed, and published, procedure for you to follow if another member of staff, whatever position they may hold, is not treating you appropriately or professionally. This is part of the ‘duty of care’ implied in all contracts of employment.

UCU CCCU executive officers are trained caseworkers and can provide support and advice for members who feel they are being discriminated against or bullied, as well as act as caseworkers in grievance, health and safety, and other cases.

Useful Links

The national UCU website has a wealth of useful information.
Click here to locate national documents on discrimination, bullying and harassment.

HR at CCCU has a webpage where all relevant policies can be located.
Click here for CCCU HR policies.
Click here to join the UCU.