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Student General Misconduct Procedure

Procedure overview

1 Purpose

To establish the process and responsibilities for investigating allegations of Student General Misconduct, making Decisions and applying penalties for Student General Misconduct.

2 Scope

This Procedure applies to all Students.

Exclusions:

This Procedure does not apply to:

  • Academic Misconduct
  • Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment allegations
  • Employee Misconduct
  • Research Misconduct.

3 Procedure Overview

This Procedure establishes the process and responsibilities for reporting, investigating, Decision making and applying penalties in relation to allegations of Student General Misconduct.

4 Procedures

4.1 General Misconduct

General Misconduct is behaviour or conduct by a Student which:

  • is deemed to be serious in nature; and
  • is a deliberate failure to comply with the specific provisions of the Student Code of Conduct Policy; and/or
  • is persistent or negligent behaviour in breach of the Student Code of Conduct Policy; and
  • does not constitute as Academic or Research Misconduct, including a breach in research or failure to implement the Research Code of Conduct.

4.2 Reporting alleged General Misconduct

Allegations of Student General Misconduct, including evidence, may be reported in the following two ways:

  1. By Students via the Student Complaints and Appeals Management System in accordance with the Student Complaints Management Procedure.
  2. By Students, Employees or members of the public by letter or email.

All Complaints which involve an allegation of General Misconduct will be referred for investigation as per the processes set out in this Procedure.

Allegations made by Employees or Authorised Representatives acting on behalf of Students must be made in writing and addressed to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities)
University of Southern Queensland
West Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Email: usq.experience@usq.edu.au

Employees reporting an allegation of General Misconduct must ensure that the Student's behaviour or conduct meets the criteria set out in Section 4.1 of this Procedure.

Any reported allegation of Student General Misconduct which may contain an allegation of Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment in addition to the alleged General Misconduct, will be simultaneously referred by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities), or their Delegate, for progression as per the process set out in the Harassment and Discrimination Complaint Resolution for Students Policy and Procedure.

4.3 Seeking help and support services

For information on where to seek help in the first instance, refer to the University's Student Complaints and Appeals Management System.

Students and Employees who are considering reporting an allegation of General Misconduct may seek assistance and support from University support services, Student representative organisations or Mediation services. These include but are not limited to:

  1. a Psychologist, Counsellor or Disability Support Officer from Student Services
  2. a Welfare Officer from Student Services
  3. an Advocacy Officer from the Student Guild
  4. a language interpreter
  5. a Student Relationship Officer
  6. the Employee Assistance Program
  7. Mediation support. Independent Mediation is available through the Dispute Resolution Branch, Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

4.4 Emergency Powers to Exclude

In accordance with the Student Code of Conduct Policy, where a Student's actions or behaviour involves reasonable foreseeable risk to self, others or the University, the Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) must appraise the situation and may, at their discretion, invoke the power of emergency Exclusion.

A Decision to Exclude a Student will take effect immediately.

A Decision to Exclude a Student will expire if, after 20 University Business Days of the Vice-Chancellor's or their Delegates' Decision, no allegation is given, or the matter is not referred to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) or Student General Misconduct Committee for investigation as a case of General Misconduct. If an allegation Notice is given within 20 University Business Days, the Exclusion continues until such time as proceedings are finalised either by a Decision of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) or the Student General Misconduct Committee.

4.5 Preliminary investigation of alleged General Misconduct

Upon receiving a report of an allegation of General Misconduct, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) will arrange for an investigating officer to undertake a preliminary investigation, to determine if a Student should be proceeded against for alleged General Misconduct.

The preliminary investigation will normally include advice of the allegation to the Student and will:

  • refer to this Procedure and the Student Code of Conduct Policy;
  • offer the Student the opportunity to submit a written explanation in response; and
  • specify the time by which an explanation or response must be submitted by the Student, which will normally be 10 University Business Days from the date of the Notice.

The outcome of a preliminary investigation will be to:

  • dismiss the allegations; or
  • refer the matter to a relevant Delegate; or
  • attempt to reach an Agreed Outcome with the Student; or
  • issue an allegation Notice.

4.5.1 Dismiss the allegation/s

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) may decide to dismiss an allegation either because it is considered to have been made without cause or substantiating evidence or because it is considered insufficiently serious to be treated as General Misconduct. If an allegation is dismissed, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) will inform the person making the allegation and may provide advice on how to respond to the matter. If the Student has been contacted and is aware of the allegation of General Misconduct, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) must advise the Student that no action will be taken as soon as is practicable.

If an allegation is dismissed, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) will, at their discretion, determine if any record of the allegation is added to the Student's confidential file.

Allegations which are determined by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) to be vexatious or frivolous will be rejected. The person who has made the allegation may be subject to discipline in accordance with the Student General Misconduct Procedure or the University's Code of Conduct Policy.

4.5.2 Refer the matter to a relevant Delegate

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) may decide to further refer the matter to a relevant Delegate or, if appropriate, the Student General Misconduct Committee.

Referral to a relevant Delegate may occur when additional information or professional advice is sought, or whether the matter requires escalation outside the Student General Misconduct Procedure.

Where any party is seeking legal counsel or taking legal action, or the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) reasonably anticipates legal action or an Appeal or Complaint to an external agency, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) may refer the matter to the Director (Legal Services) or their nominee as Delegate.

Referral to the Student General Misconduct Committee will normally only occur if the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) is of the opinion that the conduct is of such a serious nature that it should be considered by the committee.

4.5.3 Reach an Agreed Outcome

In deciding whether an Agreed Outcome can be reached or whether to issue an allegation Notice, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) will give consideration to the response made by the Student as part of the preliminary investigation and the seriousness of the conduct that is the subject of the allegation.

If the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) believes an Agreed Outcome would be appropriate after the preliminary investigation has been conducted, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) will, in consultation with the person(s) making the allegation, provide a draft Agreed Outcome Notice to the Student. The Student may provide written feedback in relation to the draft Agreed Outcome for further consideration by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities).

A final version of the Agreed Outcome shall be put into writing and signed by the Student against whom the allegation is being made and returned to the University.

Where an Agreed Outcome is reached, no further proceeding shall be undertaken unless there is a breach of the Agreed Outcome on the part of the Student.

A copy of the Agreed Outcome shall be placed on the Student's confidential file.

Failure to comply with an Agreed Outcome constitutes an independent act of General Misconduct and the Student will be issued with an allegation Notice.

Where an Agreed Outcome cannot be reached or is not signed and returned by the Student against whom the allegation is being made, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) will deem that there has been a failure to reach an Agreed Outcome and issue an allegation Notice to the Student on the basis of the original allegation.

In accordance with the Student Code of Conduct Policy, Students must comply with any reasonable request or direction from University Employees with regard to safety or compliance with Policy, Procedure or ethical requirements.

4.5.4 Issue an allegation Notice

If the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) decides that there is enough evidence against a Student to further investigate the allegation, or is dissatisfied with the response made by the Student as part of the preliminary investigation, they must within 10 University Business Days of the investigating officer's report or deemed failure to reach an Agreed Outcome, give an allegation Notice to the Student.

The allegation Notice will specify:

  • that the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) and, where appropriate, relevant Delegates will conduct the hearing with the Student, either in person or by other appropriate communication method; or
  • that the matter will be referred to the Student General Misconduct Committee for hearing if the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) determines that the alleged offence is of a sufficiently serious nature.

The allegation Notice must:

  • provide details of the alleged General Misconduct;
  • refer to this Procedure and the Student Code of Conduct Policy;
  • offer the Student the opportunity to submit a further detailed written explanation or response and/or be heard in person;
  • specify the date, time and place where the hearing will be conducted and/or provide options for distance participation;
  • specify whether the matter will be heard before the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) or the Student General Misconduct Committee;
  • inform the Student of their right to provide any relevant evidence to support their case at the time of their hearing;
  • specify the time by which any additional written explanation or response must be submitted by the Student, which must be at least three University Business Days before the date of the hearing; and
  • inform the Student that they have the opportunity to be represented by an Authorised Representative or to bring with them a Student Support Person or Student Advocate, in accordance with Section 4.6 below.

Where a Student does not respond to an allegation Notice or confirm their attendance, the hearing will proceed as scheduled.

4.6 Conducting a hearing

When conducting a hearing, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) and the Student General Misconduct Committee:

  • are not bound by the rules of evidence or other technicalities or legal forms;
  • must act fairly in all circumstances, having regard to the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness;
  • must give each party the opportunity to state their case and to respond to allegations and any relevant evidence; and
  • must advise the Student against whom an allegation has been made, of their right to be represented by an Authorised Representative, or to bring with them to the hearing a Student Support Person or Student Advocate.

The Authorised Representative, Student Support Person or Student Advocate must not have been involved in or associated with the alleged General Misconduct or be alleged to have been involved in or associated with the alleged General Misconduct.

A hearing by the Student General Misconduct Committee must be conducted in accordance with the Student General Misconduct Committee Terms of Reference.

4.7 Making a Decision

Where the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) and/or the Student General Misconduct Committee conducts a hearing, they shall reach one of the following Decisions normally within five University Business Days of the hearing:

  • the case of alleged General Misconduct against the Student is not proven; or
  • the case of alleged General Misconduct against the Student is proven.

Where the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) conducts a hearing and a Decision is unable to be reached, he/she reserves the right to refer the matter to the Student General Misconduct Committee for further consideration.

Decisions will be made on the basis of conclusive evidence and/or balance of probabilities.

4.8 Application of penalty

If the case of alleged General Misconduct against the Student is proven, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) and/or the Student General Misconduct Committee may choose to apply one or more penalties in accordance with the Student General Misconduct Procedure Penalty Schedule.

4.9 Notification of Decision and penalty

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) or the Student General Misconduct Committee, (as appropriate) must, within five University Business Days of reaching a Decision, provide Notice of the Decision to the Student and the person/s who made the allegation of General Misconduct. The Notice must include any applicable penalty/ies, give reasons for the Decision, and specify the rights of Appeal in accordance with the Non-Academic Appeal Procedure.

4.10 Non-Academic Appeal

There is no right of Appeal against a Decision of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) and the Student General Misconduct Committee where:

  • the claim of alleged General Misconduct is dismissed under Section 4.5.1 of this Procedure; or
  • there is a signed Agreed Outcome under Section 4.5.3 of this Procedure; or
  • the case of alleged General Misconduct against a Student is not proven under Section 4.7 of this Procedure; or
  • a reprimand or warning only is issued.

Students may Appeal a Decision of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) or the Student General Misconduct Committee by lodging an Appeal to the Non-Academic Appeals Committee in accordance with the Non-Academic Appeal Procedure.

4.11 Other jurisdictions

Any action that is implemented as a result of this Procedure may proceed irrespective of any action involving the Student in any court, commission or tribunal and irrespective of any other external investigation of the matters giving rise to the allegations against the Student.

4.12 Record keeping

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) will ensure that a complete and accurate record of all relevant material is kept in accordance with the Records Management Governance Policy and Procedure. Records will be kept of the Student General Misconduct allegation, investigation process and outcome.

5 References

Nil.

6 Schedules

This Procedure must be read in conjunction with its subordinate schedules as provided in the table below.

7 Procedure Information

Subordinate Schedules

Student General Misconduct Procedure Penalty Schedule

Accountable Officer

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities)

Policy Type

University Procedure

Approved Date

15/6/2017

Effective Date

15/6/2017

Review Date

20/7/2018

Relevant Legislation

Anti-Discrimination Act 1991

Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000

Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2001

Evidence Act 1977

Higher Education Support Act 2003

Information Privacy Act 2009

Right to Information Act 2009

Related Policies

Acceptable use of ICT Resources Policy

Code of Conduct Policy

Delegations Policy

Fraud Corruption and Control Management Policy and Procedure

Handling Personal Student Information Policy and Procedure

Harassment and Discrimination Complaint Resolution for Students Policy and Procedure

Privacy Policy

Public Interest Disclosure Policy and Procedure

Records Management Governance Policy and Procedure

Research Code of Conduct Policy

Right to Information Policy

Risk Management Policy and Procedure

Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes Policy

Student Advice, Student Welfare and Pastoral Support Policy and Procedure

Student Code of Conduct Policy

Student Communication Policy

Student Complaint and Appeal Policy

Student Expectations and Responsibilities Policy

Travel Policy

Work Health and Safety Policy

Related Procedures

Alcohol and Drugs on University Sites Procedure

Non-Academic Appeal Procedure

Privacy Procedure (under development)

Review of Decision Procedure

Right to Information Procedure

Student Communication Procedure

Student Complaint Management Procedure

Student Debt Management Procedure

Related forms, publications and websites

Student Disability Resources

Employee Assistance Program and eapdirect

Health Counselling and Wellbeing

Queensland Government's Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Student Complaints and Appeals Management System

Student General Misconduct Committee Terms of Reference

USQ Register of Languages

USQ Student Guild Advocacy Service

Your Student Relationship Officer

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Academic Misconduct

Academic Misconduct involves providing aid or assistance in relation to, creating or making, obtaining or acquiring, or using information, services or equipment that may unfairly give a Student an unauthorised advantage relative to other Students with regard to a Formal Examination or other Assessment Item. 'Unauthorised advantage' includes any advantage not identified for the Formal Examina...moreAcademic Misconduct involvesproviding aid or assistance in relation to,creating or making,obtaining or acquiring, orusinginformation, services or equipment that may unfairly give a Student an unauthorised advantage relative to other Students with regard to a Formal Examination or other Assessment Item.'Unauthorised advantage' includes any advantage not identified for the Formal Examination or Assessment work.Academic Misconduct includes but is not limited to Collusion, Plagiarism, contract cheating, impersonation of a Student or University Employee, and Failure to Comply with Formal Examination or Assessment Instructions.

Appeal

A formal, written request made by a Student or Employee to a higher authority to have a Decision overturned....moreA formal, written request made by a Student or Employee to a higher authority to have a Decision overturned.

Authorised Representative

A representative who has been authorised to represent or act on behalf of a Student and acknowledged as such by the University in writing and in compliance with relevant University policy....moreA representative who has been authorised to represent or act on behalf of a Student and acknowledged as such by the University in writing and in compliance with relevant University policy.

Bullying

Bullying occurs where an individual or group of individuals repeatedly behaves unreasonably towards a person or group of persons (in this instance, a Student or group of Students), and that behaviour creates a risk to health and safety....moreBullying occurs where an individual or group of individuals repeatedly behaves unreasonably towards a person or group of persons (in this instance, a Student or group of Students), and that behaviour creates a risk to health and safety.

Council

Council means the governing body, the University of Southern Queensland Council....moreCouncil means the governing body, the University of Southern Queensland Council.

Decision

A determination made by an Employee, contractor or other authorised delegate in the course of their duties on behalf of the University....moreA determination made by an Employee, contractor or other authorised delegate in the course of their duties on behalf of the University.

Delegate (noun)

Delegate (noun) means the officer, Employee or committee of the University to whom, or to which, a delegation of authority has been made under this Policy....moreDelegate (noun) means the officer, Employee or committee of the University to whom, or to which, a delegation of authority has been made under this Policy.

Employee

A person employed by the University and whose conditions of employment are covered by the USQ Enterprise Agreement and includes persons employed on a continuing, fixed term or casual basis. Employees also include senior Employees whose conditions of employment are covered by a written agreement or contract with the University....moreA person employed by the University and whose conditions of employment are covered by the USQ Enterprise Agreement and includes persons employed on a continuing, fixed term or casual basis. Employees also include senior Employees whose conditions of employment are covered by a written agreement or contract with the University.

Enrolment

The process of admitting Students to one or more Courses for the current Academic Year....moreThe process of admitting Students to one or more Courses for the current Academic Year.

Exclusion

Prohibition from enrolling in a Course or a program for a specified period....moreProhibition from enrolling in a Course or a program for a specified period.

General Misconduct

Behaviour or conduct by a Student which: is deemed to be serious in nature; and is a deliberate failure to comply with the specific provisions of the Student Code of Conduct; and/or is persistent or negligent behaviour in breach of the Student Code of Conduct; and does not constitute as Academic or Research Misconduct, including a breach in research or failure to implement the Research Code of Con...moreBehaviour or conduct by a Student which:is deemed to be serious in nature; andis a deliberate failure to comply with the specific provisions of the Student Code of Conduct; and/oris persistent or negligent behaviour in breach of the Student Code of Conduct; anddoes not constitute as Academic or Research Misconduct, including a breach in research or failure to implement the Research Code of Conduct.

Mediation

A process in which parties to a dispute, with the assistance of a neutral third party ('the Mediator'), identify the disputed issues, develop options, consider alternatives and endeavour to reach an agreement. The Mediator has no advisory or other determinative role with regard to the content of the dispute or the outcome of its resolution, but may advise on or determine the process of...moreA process in which parties to a dispute, with the assistance of a neutral third party ('the Mediator'), identify the disputed issues, develop options, consider alternatives and endeavour to reach an agreement. The Mediator has no advisory or other determinative role with regard to the content of the dispute or the outcome of its resolution, but may advise on or determine the process of mediation whereby resolution is attempted.

Non-Academic Appeal

A formal, written request made by a Student to a higher authority to have a Decision, in relation to a non-academic matter, overturned....moreA formal, written request made by a Student to a higher authority to have a Decision, in relation to a non-academic matter, overturned.

Notice

A Notice from the University is a document, whether physical or electronic. A Notice may be: given by hand to the addressee or delivered to the address provided by the addressee to the University; or sent by registered or pre-paid mail to the address provided by the addressee to the University; or sent by electronic communication to the University-issued email account provided by the University to...moreA Notice from the University is a document, whether physical or electronic.A Notice may be:given by hand to the addressee or delivered to the address provided by the addressee to the University; orsent by registered or pre-paid mail to the address provided by the addressee to the University; orsent by electronic communication to the University-issued email account provided by the University to a Student during the period of Enrolment until the completion of their program; orsent by electronic communication to the email address provided to the University by an addressee not enrolled at the University.A Notice is taken to be received if:given by hand to the addressee or delivered to the address provided to the University by the addressee; orsent by registered or pre-paid mail - three University Business Days after the date of posting; orsent by electronic communication - at the time that would be the time of receipt under the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 or its succeeding legislation.A Notice that would be deemed to have been received out of business hours or on a non-University Business Day will instead be deemed received on the next University Business Day.

Policy

A high level strategic directive that establishes a principle based approach on a subject. Policy is operationalised through Procedures that give instructions and set out processes to implement a Policy....moreA high level strategic directive that establishes a principle based approach on a subject. Policy is operationalised through Procedures that give instructions and set out processes to implement a Policy.

Procedure

An operational instruction that sets out the process to operationalise a Policy....moreAn operational instruction that sets out the process to operationalise a Policy.

Research Misconduct

Research Misconduct occurs where there is a serious or deliberate failure to comply with the specific provisions of the University's Research Code of Conduct Policy, its supporting policies, pursuant procedures and processes and the broader Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. An allegation relates to Research Misconduct if it involves all of the following: an alleged bre...moreResearch Misconduct occurs where there is a serious or deliberate failure to comply with the specific provisions of the University's Research Code of Conduct Policy, its supporting policies, pursuant procedures and processes and the broader Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.An allegation relates to Research Misconduct if it involves all of the following:an alleged breach of the Research Code of Conduct Policy and the broader Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research; andintent and deliberation, recklessness or gross and persistent negligence; andserious consequences, such as false information on the public record, or adverse effects on research participants, animals or the environment.Research Misconduct does not include honest errors or honest differences in interpretation or judgments of data.Examples of Research Misconduct include, but are not limited to, the following:fabrication of data or resultsfalsification or misrepresentation of results of data including changing recordsfailure to declare and manage serious conflicts of interestfalsification or misrepresentation to obtain fundingconducting research without ethics approval as required by the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007; the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th Edition 2013; or the Gene Technology Act 2010 (Cwlth) (or any subsequent editions or instruments)risking the safety of human participants, the wellbeing of animals, or the environmentwillful concealment or facilitation of Research Misconduct by othersdeviations from the Research Code of Conduct Policy, or its supporting policies, pursuant procedures and processes and/or the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research that occur through gross or persistent negligenceother practices that seriously deviate from those commonly accepted within the research community for proposing, conducting or reporting research.Repeated or continuing breaches of the Research Code of Conduct Policy, its supporting policies, pursuant procedures and processes and/or the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research may also constitute Research Misconduct, and do so where these have been the subject of previous counselling or specific direction.

Student

A person who has been Admitted or Enrolled at the University, but has not yet graduated from their Academic Program....moreA person who has been Admitted or Enrolled at the University, but has not yet graduated from their Academic Program.

Student Advocate

A Student Support Person who has the permission of a Student who has lodged an Appeal or made a Complaint, to communicate on their behalf, including to seek clarification....moreA Student Support Person who has the permission of a Student who has lodged an Appeal or made a Complaint, to communicate on their behalf, including to seek clarification.

Student Support Person

A person who can provide support to a Student who has lodged an Appeal or made a Complaint. The Student Support Person may attend any meeting with that Student as an observer but may not, unless they are the Student Advocate, participate in or express opinions at the meeting....moreA person who can provide support to a Student who has lodged an Appeal or made a Complaint. The Student Support Person may attend any meeting with that Student as an observer but may not, unless they are the Student Advocate, participate in or express opinions at the meeting.

University

The term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland....moreThe term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland.

University Business Days

The days of Monday to Friday inclusive between 9am and 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), with the exclusion of gazetted Public Holidays for the relevant campus location, plus the closure of the University between 25 December and 1 January in the following year inclusive as specified in the USQ Enterprise Agreement, as well as any closure of the University either at one or se...moreThe days of Monday to Friday inclusive between 9am and 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), with the exclusion of gazetted Public Holidays for the relevant campus location, plus the closure of the University between 25 December and 1 January in the following year inclusive as specified in the USQ Enterprise Agreement, as well as any closure of the University either at one or several campuses in accordance with a direction of the Crisis Management Team.

Definitions that relate to this procedure only

Agreed Outcome

The mutual resolution of an allegation of General Misconduct through a process of consultation in accordance with Section 4.5 Reaching an Agreed Outcome of this Procedure.

Discrimination

Unlawful Discrimination occurs when a person or a group of people are treated less favourably than another person or group because of race, colour, national or ethnic origin; gender or marital status; disability; religion or political beliefs; sexual preference; or some other central characteristic. Discrimination may occur when a person is denied the opportunity to participate freely and fully in normal day-to-day activities, for example being harassed in the workplace or being denied entry to public places and other facilities.

Harassment

Unlawful harassment occurs when a person is made to feel intimidated, insulted or humiliated because of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin; sex; disability; sexual preference; or some other characteristic specified under anti-discrimination or human rights legislation. Harassment may include behaviour, comments or images which a reasonable person would consider to be offensive, humiliating, intimidating or threatening. Harassment includes all forms of sexual harassment.

Keywords

General Misconduct, Misconduct, misbehaviour, conduct, behaviour, hearing, emergency power to exclude, allegation

Record No

14/2761PL

Failure to comply with this Policy or Policy Instrument may be considered as misconduct and the provisions of the relevant Policy or Procedure applied.

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