Dating relationship in the workplace
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.
Vanderbilt reserves the right to modify this policy in whole or in part, at any time, at the discretion of the University.
Despite all the cautionary tales regarding the dangers of office romance, countless employees wind up in relationships with co-workers every year.
And as you might expect when two people try to maintain both a business and emotional relationship – while spending virtually every waking hour together keeping the whole thing a secret – workplace dating often ends in tears.
In some cases, a concern over conflict of interest may arise involving other close relatives - such as aunts, uncles, cousins, or relatives by marriage.
In any case, when employees are unsure about a potential conflict, they should fully disclose the circumstances in writing to their supervisor.