Anti-Harassment Policy


The Harassment Investigation Panel (HIP) is established to conduct the formal investigation process defined in Operational Circular 9.  The HIP is composed of nine staff members designated jointly by the Director-General and the President of the Staff Association.

The current Chair, appointed on 1st of July 2022, is Marine Gourber-Pace

Complaint Procedure:
Any person wishing to file a formal harassment complaint should follow the procedure defined in Operational Circular 9 and submit it to the HIP Chair.

Informal Resolution and Support:
The Organization affirms equality of treatment between people as one of the basic principles of its personnel policy and strives for a working environment where respect for the individual is paramo​unt and difference is considered an asset. It encourages early communication and prompt resolution of complaints. The Ombud can assist in the informal resolution process and should be contacted for advice as soon as possible.

CERN Response channels

Please be advised that Switzerland makes available legal and other remedies to victims of sexual harassment in the workplace if it occurs on Swiss territory. For further information, please contact the CERN Social Affairs Service.
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