Where can I obtain support if my students or I experience discrimination?
As an employee of Freie Universität Berlin, you are protected against workplace discrimination by the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG) in all categories designated in the AGG. Your point of contact for these matters is Freie Universität Berlin AGG Complaints Office:
The employee complaints office under Section 13 of the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG)
Telephone: +49 (030) 838-551 26
Fax: +49 (030) 838-455126
Students at Freie Universität may also contact the AGG Complaints Office or the Staff Representatives for any issue related to work as a student assistant. For other issues, students may solicit the advisory services of Freie Universität Student Union (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss, AStA – website in German), the Technische Universität General Students’ Committee (AStA), or the General Students' Committee of the Humboldt-Universität (Referent*innenrat – website in German).
In cases of sexualized discrimination or violence, Freie Universität Berlin Guideline on Handling Sexualized Discrimination and Violence governs the response. On its website Nein heißt Nein (No means No) Freie Universität Berlin offers extensive information on the subject (website in German). The departmental gender equality officers and the chief gender equality officer, along with the staff representatives, are your first points of contact.
Advice for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses is available from multiple sources at Freie Universität Berlin.
You can find additional advisory services and points of contact for people who have experienced discrimination under Resources.