Harassment

The University of Florida addresses workforce attitudes through in-service training and efforts are made at all levels of administration to encourage and emphasize a fair and equitable workplace for all. Additionally, the university strives to create and maintain an environment that is free of harassment and/or discrimination of any kind.
Please visit the links on this page for Regulations, Resources, and Training on Harassment.
Procedure for handling harassment complaints

Guidelines for the Prevention of Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Harassment brochure (PDF)
If you’d like a hard copy, please contact our office.

Writing a Letter to the Harasser example
People often feel powerless when experiencing harassment and are reluctant to confront the harasser personally. An excellent alternative is writing a letter directly to the harasser.

Mail a copy of the letter to the harasser using registered or certified mail. Keep a copy of the letter for yourself.
The letter should consist of three parts:

  1. A factual account of what happened – including details of dates and a description of offending behaviors
  2. A description of how you feel about what occurred – including specific feelings and personal thoughts and opinions
  3. A statement if what you want to happen next, Most writers want the behavior to stop, but if a remedy is necessary, it should be included here

All Harassment complaints are investigated by the Office of Human Resource Services. Download a complaint form. All incidents should be reported as soon as possible to:

Brook Mercier
Director of Employee Relations
Human Resource Services
903 W. University Avenue
PO Box 115000
Gainesville, FL 32611-5000
352-392-1075
bmercier@ufl.edu

Questions Or Comments? hrseeo@admin.ufl.edu