Application and Scope
|1)||The University has established the Procedures for Handling Discrimination Complaints (“the Procedures”) setting out below the mechanism for dealing with allegations or complaints covered by the Policy and for providing proper redress if and when discrimination, harassment and vilification occur. Other discriminations that are not covered under the anti-discrimination ordinances of Hong Kong (for example, discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, language and socio-economic status) will be handled separately if the nature of such complaints falls under other existing procedures.
The Procedures apply to all staff members and students, and those who participate in the activities conducted under the name of the University, such as contract workers, service providers, interns, volunteers and job applicants. The Procedures also apply to all work-related activities including those that take place overseas, outside University or working hours.
Generally, the University will not respond to anonymous complaints. However, if the University considers it appropriate, it may review an anonymous complaint and take appropriate actions under these Procedures depending on the seriousness of the allegation. The examination of the anonymous complaints shall be undertaken by the Vice-President (Administration) (VP(A)) and the Convenor of the Panel Against Discrimination and Sexual Harassment (“the Panel Convenor”).