Social safety is a matter that concerns all of us. All employees, students and guests of TU/e are collectively responsible for a safe and positive study and working environment. TU/e expects everyone - employee, student or guest - to deal responsibly with the ethical aspects of the study and working environment.
We promote social safety by arranging better formal structures. In addition, it is essential that we call each other to account and point out when things are not going well. But what if you suspect that something inappropriate is going on, have a conflict of interest yourself or are confronted with undesirable behavior?
We believe that it is important to invest in an organizational climate in which we call each other to account for undesirable behavior. Social safety begins with paying attention to each other's professional and personal boundaries when working with others. Professional boundaries are the limits of action that we have agreed upon with each other.
Our TU/e social safety support guide shows you the way to the various people and bodies to whom you can turn if you are dealing with a harmful activity or undesirable behavior yourself. You can also look to this if you are worried about someone else.
Preferably, you should first discuss an undesirable situation with the person it concerns. If this is not possible, discuss it with your manager. If this is not possible either, you can ask your HR advisor or PhD/PDEng counselor or use the other options in the social safety support guide.
Do not hesitate to contact the person who you think can best help, even if you have doubts about the (seriousness of the) situation. Your report will always be treated confidentially.
For information, questions and ideas about Social Safety
Corlien van Dam