Sexual and other forms of intimidation, aggression, violence and bullying: these are not always visible, but they do occur. And that could also be the case at our workplace. However, this does not mean that such behaviour is acceptable. NWO-I believes that people should respect each other's personal boundaries. Furthermore, a work pressure that is too high or too low can also negatively influence the work performance. With a well-considered policy, NWO-I strives to achieve an optimal working climate in which undesirable forms of behaviour are not tolerated and employees can perform well. You can read more about this policy in the leaflet 'Undesirable behaviour and workstress'. You can download the leaflet on the right-hand side of this page.
All Institutes within NWO-I as well as the NWO-I Office have a confidential adviser. That can be an employee of the institute, an external person, and sometimes both. An external confidential adviser can be an employee of the Occupational Health and Safety Service, for example. Each of the university locations where NWO-I employees work also has one or more confidential advisers.
NWO-I believes it is important that employees can safely get in touch with a confidential adviser. You can request the details of the confidential adviser at your location from the secretary of the complaints committee.
NWO-I has a complaints procedure. Further information about this procedure can be found here (in Dutch). NWO-I treats all information in the strictest confidence.
The secretary of the complaints committee is Maaike Cretier, +31 30 600 13 87. She treats all information in the strictest confidence.