These offices offer free advice and support for everyone who has been directly or indirectly being affected by harassment in their working environment or during their studies: victims and harassers, supervisors and HR managers, falsely accused ones and witnesses.
External contact point
The University of Berne has defined the Counselling Centre Universities of Bern as an external contact point for students and staff. The external contact point offers free advice and support. It will provide you with information on possible procedures, accompany and supports you in talks with superiors or those involved, and discusses with you any further steps you might like or need to take. The contact persons are sworn to absolute secrecy and only initiate further steps if you explicitly want them to do so.
Counselling Centre Universities of Bern
The advisors know the University’s system, are personally and institutionally independent and can offer you free legal advice.
Contact: Pia Thormann, Fachpsychologin für Psychotherapie FSP, firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal contact points at the University of Bern
At the University of Bern, the following contact points are responsible for the issue of sexual harassment. The University of Bern has a duty to take messages concerning sexual harassment seriously and to act situational and adequately (Action Required):
- HR department: counselling in the area of labor-law
- Office for Gender Equality: Prevention and advice about the procedure
- Legal services office: Information about legal external condition
In case of sexual harassment, superiors and the HR management have a duty to act. That means they have to report the case and take action. Should that not correspond with your wish, you can initially turn to the external contact point.
- free online advice and support in different languages
- Schlichtungsbehörde Bern-Mittelland
Effingerstrasse 34, 3008 Bern
Telefon 031 635 47 50
Die Schlichtungsbehörde führt unter Telefon 031 635 47 60 kostenlose Rechtberatungen durch
- Lantana, Fachstelle Opferhilfe bei sexueller Gewalt für Frauen
Aarbergergasse 36, 3011 Bern
Telefon 031 313 14 00
Online Beratungsangebot unter http://lantana-bern.ch/online-beratung
- Fachstelle Gewalt Bern, vertraulich und anonyme Gewaltberatung
Hotline 0 765 765 765
- VPOD, Sektion Bern
Monbijoustrasse 61, 3007 Bern
Telefon 031 371 67 45
- Bernischer Staatspersonalverband BSPV
Postgasse 60, Postfach, 3000 Bern 8
Telefon 031 311 11 66