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This brochure deals with a very sensitive subject – abuse of power in the workplace.
We all know that conflicts at work are normal in any situation where differing opinions are held or expressed.
However, the abuse of power is something altogether different: it is a form of behaviour that is damaging to individuals – and therefore to Roche. With this brochure we want to demonstrate that abuse of power in the workplace will not be tolerated at Roche.
Every Roche employee should know
what abuse of power in the workplace is what Roche’s policy is and what is expected of you as an employee where to get help if you are confronted with this issue: as a victim, as a colleague or as a line manager.
This brochure contains a summary of the key aspects.
For detailed information, see the PS portal at http://ps.bas.roche.com/pf-home (see Employee Topics/Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management).
We should all be committed to creating added value at Roche Basel/Kaiseraugst, but we can only be successful over the long term if we treat each other with respect in our day‑to-day work. You, too, can make a difference.
Matthias M. Baltisberger
Head of Basel Site
Definition of ‘abuse of power in the workplace’
What is abuse of power in the workplace?
The term ‘abuse of power in the workplace’ is used at Roche to describe any kind of verbal or physical attack on an employee’s personal dignity. The aim of such behaviour is to make the individual dependent on the harasser and keep him or her under that person’s control.
The actions of the harasser are deliberate; in other words, he or she is aware that such behaviour will damage the individual. Sexual harassment and bullying are two specific forms of abuse of power in the workplace.
What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances and any other conduct of a sexual nature that may be perceived as unwelcome. It is distinct from friendly