Zero Tolerance against Harassment


The Max-Weber-Kolleg is committed to providing a safe environment for all its members and employees free from discrimination on any ground and from harassment at work, including sexual harassment. The Max-Weber-Kolleg operates with a zero tolerance policy for any form of sexual harassment in the workplace. All incidents will be treated seriously and allegations promptly investigated.
Sexual harassment is the unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that makes a person feel offended, humiliated and/or intimidated and may involve but is not limited to:

  • Unwelcome sexual advances
  • Inappropriate and demanding invitations
  • Demands of sexual acts
  • Sexually offensive gestures, groping, pinching or smacking
  • Unwelcome sexual jokes
  • Suggestive or lascivious remarks and insinuations
  • Sexual comments regarding appearance or sexual orientation

In case you are subject to such or other unwanted behaviour, we encourage you to contact the equal opportunity officer at the Max Weber Kolleg or use the complaint box located in 6th floor.
You may also consult the contact points / contact persons at the University of Erfurt.