Equal opportunities at IOB

All students and employees at Uppsala University should have the same possibilities to perform at their best independent of their sex, their transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation, or age. At the Department of Organismal Biology, we work actively for this.

For questions or concerns about the work for equal conditions at the Department of Organismal Biology, contact equal conditions representatives or someone in the department's working group for equal opportunities:
Tatjana Haitina (Equal Opportunities Officer) tatjana.haitina@ebc.uu.se
Lovisa Högberg, lovisa.hogberg@ebc.uu.se
Matilda Back, matilda.back@ebc.uu.se
Concetta Burgarella, concetta.burgarella@ebc.uu.se
Fatih Özel, fatih.ozel@ebc.uu.se
Banafsheh Seyyed Khezri (representative for IBG) banafsheh.seyyed@ibg.uu.se

What are harassment, sexual harassment and reprisals?
By law, harassment refers to conduct that violates someone's dignity and that is related to one of the grounds for discrimination, sex, gender, ethnicity, religion or other belief system, disability, sexual orientation or age. By sexual harassment, the law refers to conduct of a sexual nature that violates someone's dignity. Reprisals means that someone is subjected to some form of punishment or poor treatment, as a reaction to the person having reported or reported discrimination. The university conducts active work for equal conditions and against discrimination and has zero tolerance for harassment, sexual harassment and reprisals.

What do I do if harassment occurs in the workplace?

If you as an employee are exposed

  • If you feel exposed to harassment, sexual harassment or reprisals, you should first turn to your immediate superior. Remember that it is your experience/feeling of being exposed that is central.
  • If the manager is the one accused of harassment, sexual harassment or reprisals, contact the superior manager.
  • Support is available from the local safety representative, trade union representative, occupational health service or HR generalist.

If you as a student are exposed

  • If you feel exposed to harassment, sexual harassment or reprisals, you should first turn to your immediate manager. Remember that it is your experience/feeling of being exposed that is central.
  • If the head of department is the one accused of harassment, contact the superior manager.
  • You as a student can receive support from student and doctoral student representatives, the student unions, study counselors and student health.

If you find out about a colleague/student

  • If you become aware of harassment, sexual harassment or reprisals against a colleague, contact the employee's immediate manager about the case.
  • If you become aware of harassment or sexual harassment or reprisals against a student, you should contact the head of the student's department.
  • If you are contacted by a colleague who feels exposed in connection with their work, you should encourage the person in question to contact their immediate supervisor.
  • If you are contacted by a student who feels exposed in connection with the studies you should encourage the student to contact their head of department and offer to accompany the student to the head of department.
  • If the manager is the one accused of harassment, the superior manager must be contacted
Last modified: 2022-08-24