Faculty and staff investigations

If you have decided to file a report of sexual violence and misconduct with SFU through policy GP-44, and the Respondent (person/s you allege caused you harm) is faculty or staff, the following process will begin after you submit your report with the SVSPO. For information on that process, please see disclosures and reports.

Please note that this flow chart is designed to be a general guide to the process of reporting sexual violence and misconduct where the Respondent is a faculty or staff member. The faculty or staff member’s collective agreement or association agreement as well as differences in the reports themselves will inform details of the process. If you have further questions or concerns regarding the process we invite you to connect with a team member.

SVSPO provides your report to the individual overseeing the Respondent, or best suited to oversee the process under the Respondent’s collective or association agreement (GP-44, 8.5.b.ii). This individual will review the report to determine if an investigation will occur. This individual may reach out to you for further information, if needed, to help make that decision.

SVSPO provides your report to the individual overseeing the Respondent, or best suited to oversee the process under the Respondent’s collective or association agreement (GP-44, 8.5.b.ii). This individual will review the report to determine if an investigation will occur. This individual

  1. No Investigation
    It may be found that the behaviour reported is not a violation of GP-44, or that it falls outside the jurisdiction of the policy.
  2. Investigation
    If it is decided that the alleged behaviour may violate policy GP-44, an investigator will be assigned to your report.  A copy of your report to SFU will be provided to the Respondent.
    1. Investigation Report.
      At the conclusion of the investigation, the investigator will submit a report which will be used by SFU to render a decision if there is a violation of policy found.
      1. A finding of no violation. If no violation is found you still have access to supports and services through the SVSPO.
      2. Finding of violation of SFU policy.
        If a finding of violation of policy is found, the University may take disciplinary action as it deems appropriate. Due to protection of privacy and confidentiality you will be informed if there was a breach of the policy and any consequences that affects any person’s health or safety (GP-44, 11.3.a).
        1. A finding of no violation. If no violation is found you still have access to supports and services through the SVSPO.

 

No investigation

It may be found that the behaviour reported is not a violation of GP-44, or that it falls outside the jurisdiction of the policy.

Investigation

If it is decided that the alleged behaviour may violate policy GP-44, an investigator will be assigned to your report.  A copy of your report to SFU will be provided to the Respondent.

Finding of violation of SFU policy.

If a finding of violation of policy is found, the University may take disciplinary action as it deems appropriate. Due to protection of privacy and confidentiality you will be informed if there was a breach of the policy and any consequences that affects any person’s health or safety (GP-44, 11.3.a).

Investigation Report.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the investigator will submit a report which will be used by SFU to render a decision if there is a violation of policy found.

If discipline is imposed, a grievance procedure may begin. The University may require you to be involved in this process.

A finding of no violation. If no violation is found you still have access to supports and services through the SVSPO.