The College is committed to providing a work environment in which employees feel safe from harm and which fosters high levels of productivity. This means that the College will make reasonable efforts to prevent and remedy domestic violence which affects the workplace.
Domestic violence is abusive and/or harassing behavior that is physical and/or psychological and is intended by the perpetrator to harm, and/or to establish or maintain control over, a current or former family or household member. It includes violent or threatening behavior, physical or verbal, which may result in physical or emotional injury or otherwise put the victim’s well-being, safety, or productivity at risk.
Effect on workplace: The College will not tolerate domestic violence in the workplace or which affects the workplace. Domestic violence can have substantial negative impacts on the victim and the workplace, including reduced productivity and increased absenteeism, turnover, and health care costs.
Responsibilities: The College will make reasonable efforts to prevent domestic violence in the workplace or which affects the workplace, and to provide appropriate assistance to employees who are victims or perpetrators of such violence. All employees are expected to cooperate in the College’s efforts to prevent and remedy such domestic violence. In particular, managers and supervisors should:
Penalties: A College employee shall be subject to corrective or disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, when s/he:
uses College resources, including but not limited to work time, property, telephones, email, mail, or fax machines, to perpetrate domestic violence, and/or