No dating policy for employees
If questions or concerns arise regarding potential harassment or discrimination, the staff member should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.
Policy Administration: Employee Relations, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Department Administrators and Supervisors.
Allegations, reports or other information concerning an unreported inappropriate relationship where one party has evaluative or supervisory responsibilities over the other party will be investigated.
Supervisors, department chairs, deans, or other responsible persons must report all allegations to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (if the alleged violation is by a faculty or staff member) or the Office of Student Affairs (student or residential staff member).
for the purpose of this policy, is defined as all relatives, such as, but not limited to the following: spouses, relatives by marriage, domestic partners (as defined in the university’s affidavit of domestic partners), children (including step-children and foster children), parents, step-parents, grandparents, grandchildren, in-laws, siblings (including step-brothers and step-sisters), cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
This definition is not to be construed to exclude the possibility of questions of favoritism arising with regard to other family members, or other close personal or external business relationships.
Romantic or sexual relationships may occur in a University environment.
All relationships must be consensual but, even though the relationship is consensual, it can raise serious concerns about the validity of the consent, conflicts of interest, and favoritism.
Today’s question: Is it practical to implement a no-dating policy in the workplace?
All faculty, staff and students must abide by the Consensual Relationships Policy (I-10) to address such concerns.
When staff members interact with students, staff members are frequently in a position of trust and influence.
And 31% percent said they ended up marrying their office amour.
So it’s pretty clear that in many workplaces — from restaurants to stock brokerages to hospitals — love is in the air.