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WISE is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in an atmosphere that is physically and emotionally safe. These policies extend to external stakeholders who conduct themselves in a way that harasses or discriminates against any WISE member. WISE has a zero-tolerance policy for all forms of harassment or discrimination. Any team member who requires help or is subjected to discrimination or harassment is encouraged to seek assistance early through the pathways described below.
The purpose of these policies is to communicate all staff, trainees, interns, and volunteers’ basic responsibility to interact in a respectable manner and contribute to a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. These policies also establish our reporting procedures and processes for responding to claims of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, and perceived harassment, so that issues can be identified and remedied internally, promptly, thoroughly and effectively.
Reporting and investigation procedures
We understand that individuals subject to discrimination or harassment have to do what is best to prioritise their well-being, protect themselves and heal. WISE is in the process of instituting procedures and processes for individuals who wish to seek redress through WISE.
WISE has instituted the following procedures and processes for individuals who wish to seek redress through these channels. We understand that individuals subject to discrimination or harassment have to do what is best to prioritise their well-being, protect themselves and heal. Confidentiality will be maintained throughout the investigation procedure. If you feel that the following procedures could be improved, please reach out to us through the WISE Feedback Form.
If you prefer to utilise third-party channels to seek redress, we have included some resources below.
It should be noted that these processes may not be appropriate in every circumstance. Therefore, the processes should be considered flexible and modified by the investigation team as appropriate to the situation.
Overview of procedure and processes
If you are looking to make report an incident report, kindly refer to the "Reporting procedures for individualsProcedures for report an incident" page for more information. If you are part of the investigation team, please refer to the "Investigation procedure for the teamProcedures for investigating an incident" page for more details.