However, employment of family members in situations where one family member has direct influence over the other's conditions of employment (i.e., salary, hours worked, shifts, etc.) is inappropriate.
For the purpose of this policy, family members are defined as spouse, domestic partner, daughter, son, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sister, brother, mother-in-law or father-in-law.
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 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.
Many companies don't have any policy about dating customers, in which case it becomes a matter of personal and professional judgment.
Companies that allow employees to date customers often require the employee to disclose the relationship.Some companies have policies that specifically forbid employees from dating co-workers, supervisors, vendors or clients.Other companies allow such relationships but require employees to report them.Employees who engage in personal relationships (including romantic and sexual relationships) should be aware of their professional responsibilities and will be responsible for assuring that the relationship does not raise concerns about favoritism, bias, ethics and conflict of interest.In cases of doubt, advice and counsel should be sought from the next level of administrator, Employee Relations or the Employee Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services (EAD). Romantic or sexual relationships between employees where one individual has influence or control over the other's conditions of employment are inappropriate.