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Systematic preventive work against discrimination (SFAD)

Lund University and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences have zero tolerance for discrimination.

According to the Discrimination Act, the Faculty of Medicine, as an employer and education provider, is obliged to continuously work to prevent discrimination. It is the employer's responsibility to:

  1. Examine whether there are risks of discrimination or obstacles to equal rights and opportunities.
  2. Analyse causes of detected risks and obstacles.
  3. Take preventive and promotional measures.
  4. Follow up and evaluate the work referred to in paragraphs 1 to 3.

As an employee, you can turn to your immediate manager with thoughts and ideas that can be part of the preventive work at your unit. During your staff appraisal, you can also express thoughts and ideas about improvements in your business.

More information about the systematic preventive work against discrimination (Lund University Staff Pages)

SFAD games can be used in your working group to talk about risks and preventive measures against discrimination.
The game is available in Swedish and English, contact your nearest OSA coordinator for more information.

Contact OSA coordinator

(OSA=organisational and social work environment)

As a manager you must, in collaboration with employees, continuously carry out the preventive work against discrimination in four steps within the following five areas:

  • Working conditions
  • Rules and practices on salaries and other conditions of employment
  • Recruitment and promotion
  • Education and training
  • Reconciling work and parenthood

Work preventively by starting from the Faculty of Medicine's template for investigating the work environment during staff appraisals with your employees. For more information, contact your HR function or work environment coordinator. 

You are encouraged to attend management training and for employed teaching staff with management responsibility, it is also a requirement for eligibility and promotion to senior lecturer.

View the selection of courses for managers (in Swedish, Lund University HR Pages)

This article has not been translated from the Swedish. Follow the link for full article in Swedish. (Please use Google Translate or Word for a quick translation).

At the Faculty of Medicine, the programme boards are the responsible education providers:

The education provider must, in collaboration with employees and students, carry out continuous work in the four steps (investigate, analyse, rectify, follow up) within five areas:

  • Admission and recruitment
  • Teaching methods and organisation of education
  • Examinations and assessments
  • Study environment
  • Reconciling studies and parenthood

Checklist and information on handling cases (in Swedish, Lund University HR Pages)

This article has not been translated from the Swedish. Follow the link for full article in Swedish. (Please use Google Translate or Word for a quick translation).

Do you want to know more about the preventive work against discrimination?

Contact the Faculty's SFAD coordinator.

Eva Nilsson
eva_a [dot] nilsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

The University's SFAD team is also a support in the preventive work against victimisation and discrimination.

The University's SFAD team (in Swedish, Lund University HR Pages)

Contact

If you have experienced or become aware of abusive behaviour or harassment: contact your immediate manager, HR coordinator, health and safety representative or trade union representative.