What is harassment?

Psychological harassment or mobbing is an unethical or destructive way of reacting to a situation or behaving towards a person.

Sexual harassment refers to all comments or actions of a sexual nature or other behavior related to a person’s gender that are unwanted by the person to whom they are directed, and which adversely affect their well-being.

The EPFL Respect Network comprises the Student Affairs department, the Doctoral School, the Equal Opportunities Office, the Point Santé, the Person of Trust and HR Managers. These bodies share a common approach to problems related to psychological and sexual harassment and their resources are available to members of the EPFL community.

The procedure for resolving a case of psychological or sexual harassment can involve either an informal resolution or a formal complaint.