CAMBRIDGE JUNGIAN CIRCLE
BULLYING & HARASSMENT POLICY
Cambridge Jungian Circle will not tolerate bullying or harassment of any kind. We expect all members to be treated with dignity and respect and for all members to behave in an appropriate and professional manner, both towards each other and towards guests.
Allegations of bullying and harassment will be treated seriously, appropriately and wherever possible in agreement with the complainant’s wishes. We will take all possible steps to ensure that such behaviour is understood to be unacceptable and that it is not repeated. We will not tolerate retaliation against, or victimisation of, any person involved in bringing a complaint, neither will we tolerate false accusations made against fellow members.
This policy applies to meetings of the Committee, Small Group sessions, Public Talks and any events or groups operating under the auspices of the charity and to any Social Media forum that it may provide. It applies to both one-off acts and to repeated conduct, whether done purposefully or not.
Behaviour that constitutes bullying or harassment
The treatment of another person that belittles, insults or intimidates them will be regarded as bullying behaviour. Contact with another person that is of a repetitive, unwanted and intrusive nature will be regarded as harassing behaviour.
Disclosure and confidentiality
All concerns regarding bullying or harassment that are reported to us will be held to be confidential unless otherwise specified. Likewise, any discussion that it is deemed necessary to have with those accused of such behaviour will be treated as confidential unless otherwise specified.
Reporting and Resolution Procedure
Although in the first instance we will attempt to mediate between parties we may take further action, up to and including the revoking of membership, if it is found that bullying or harassment has occurred and cannot be resolved internally. In cases of slander or physical intimidation, legal advice may be sought.
Any reports that bullying or harassment has occurred during public events should initially be made to the Events Secretary. If the behaviour has occurred within any Cambridge Jungian Circle groups the first approach should be made to the convener of the group or, should the matter not be able to be resolved internally, to the Small Groups Coordinator.
If the issues of concern are not resolved at this stage, or if they relate internally to committee members, the matter should be directed to the Chair in the first instance. Further action, as deemed necessary, will be taken by a mediation group made up of other committee members.
Adopted: 14/03/2020, to be reviewed every three years