Intimidating behaviour definition
For more information on ASBOs and anti-social behaviour in general, see our sections.One of the most common forms of harassment is malicious or nuisance telephone calls. Abusive, annoying, harassing, obscene or threatening telephone calls are an invasion of your privacy.For the University’s policy on Acceptable use of computer facilities email and the internet go to https://ac.uk/policies-procedures/computer-facilities-email-and-internet If a third party who is not a member of the University staff (for example, a customer, a supplier or a visitor) behaves in an unacceptable manner, this should be reported to the relevant Head of Institution who will determine an appropriate course of action to deal with the issue.If the Head of Institution is not able to resolve the issue, the complaint will be taken forward by the Director of Human Resources.Criminal harassment in Northern Ireland carries the following maximum sentences: In addition to the criminal sanction, a civil court (county court or high court) can also impose civil injunctions in harassment cases as well as awarding damages to the victim for the harassment.The PHA makes a breach of such an injunction a criminal offence, which is: This is unusual, as the normal sanction for breach of the terms of an injunction is contempt of court proceedings in the civil court that ordered the original injunction.The incidents do not have to involve the same type of behaviour on both occasions.
This may be through an injunction or an interim ASBO (which may be obtained without notice to the defendant in Scotland and Northern Ireland) or a Community Protection Notice (in England and Wales) and can provide immediate relief and raise confidence in the ability of local agencies to tackle this sort of anti-social behaviour.All members of the University should consider their own behaviour and the impact that this can have on others.The University recognises that personalities, characters and management styles may differ but, notwithstanding these differences, as a minimum standard all staff are expected to: The University has a framework of behavioural attributes which communicates the behaviours that are valued in the University of Cambridge. Unacceptable behaviour Unacceptable behaviour (including bullying, harassment and victimisation), may involve actions, words or physical gestures that could reasonably be perceived to be the cause of another person’s distress or discomfort.This carries a £1,000 fine or a penalty notice of £80.If the offence is committed with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress, the offender can be given 6 months' imprisonment or a fine. S1 (1) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and Article 3(1) of the Protection from Harassment (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 state: A person must not pursue a course of conduct: Harassment is defined as causing alarm or causing distress, and a course of conduct which can include speech must involve conduct on at least 2 occasions.