Relationships by family, marriage, domestic partnership and/or similar personal relationship shall constitute neither an advantage nor a disadvantage to selection, promotion, salary, or other conditions of employment.

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If staff, whether or not involved in the relationship, believe they have been, or are being, adversely affected, they are encouraged to contact the Employee Relations Office.

When relationships develop into situations that may be viewed as harassment or discrimination, staff members should refer to the Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (I-1) and Sexual Harassment Complaints Procedure (I-1a).

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).

These relationships must not jeopardize the effective functioning of the University by the appearance of either favoritism or unfairness in the exercise of professional judgment.

In relationships with students, the staff member is expected to be aware of his/her professional responsibilities and to avoid apparent or actual conflict of interest, favoritism or bias.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.Our team of experts fields real-life everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation.Today’s question: Is it practical to implement a no-dating policy in the workplace?What can companies do to prevent romantic relationships between employees?