If a relationship is deemed to be inappropriate under these guidelines, the appropriate department head or next level of administrator, after consultation with the EAD and a Human Resources Consultant will take appropriate action.
Actions taken may include, but are not limited to, an agreed upon transfer, a change in shift, a change in reporting structure, the Performance Management process or discharge.
However, children may not visit the workplace if their presence conflicts with department policy, federal or state law.Employees may bring children to appropriate University-sponsored programs and activities.If questions or concerns arise regarding potential harassment or discrimination, the employee should contact the EAD.This policy is intended as a guideline to assist in the consistent application of University policies and programs for employees.Consensual sexual relationships are prohibited between a student and an employee who is in a position to exercise power or authority over that student.
Efforts by employees to initiate these relationships are also prohibited.
If one family member has influence over another family member's conditions of employment, the following should occur: In collaboration with the supervisor, the involved employees will be provided thirty days to make a decision regarding a change.
Options include, but are not limited to: If a decision is not reached by the end of the thirty-day period, the department head, or next level of administrator, will resolve the situation. Employees are encouraged to socialize and develop professional relationships in the workplace provided that these relationships do not interfere with the work performance of either individual or with the effective functioning of the workplace.
The policy does not create a contract implied or expressed, with any Vanderbilt employees, who are employees at will.
Vanderbilt reserves the right to modify this policy in whole or in part, at any time, at the discretion of the University.
If an employee, whether or not involved in the relationship, believe they have been, or are being, adversely affected, they are encouraged to contact the EAD or a Human Resources Consultant.