Complaints Committee for complaints concerning harassment

Every Institute or company in the Netherlands has the legal obligation not to tolerate harassment of students, employees or others by other students, employees or others who have a commitment to the institute or company. Within the company there has to be free access to counselors and Complaints Committee. There is a Complaints Committee to which a person who has been subjected to harassment may submit a complaint.

The Empathy.nLaw Complaints Committees we supply meet the highest requirements according to the law.

The Executive Board appoints the members of the Complaints Committee, after consultation with the Works Council, for a five-year term of office. When appointing the first member, the Executive Board may deviate from this rule in order to prevent all members having to be replaced simultaneously. Re-appointment is possible. The Executive Board supplies a waiver to the members for issuing a summons / subpoena the members as a witness in juridical procedures.

The appointment as a member terminates before the end of the five-year term on the grounds of termination of employment or of long-term disability. Moreover, the Executive Board can terminate the appointment of a member on the grounds of malfunctioning as a member, after permission of the unanimous decision of all other members of Complaints Committee and after consultation with the Works Council. If a member is appointed in an interim vacancy, the term of office of this member is equal to the remainder of the term of office of the member whose appointment has terminated.

The member of the Complaints Committee, the persons who turn to them, and any other people involved, insofar as they are employed at or by the Company, are permitted to do the necessary work within office hours and on full pay.

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