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Employee Handbook
Table of Contents
Welcome to the Connecticut College Community!
College Policies
Employment Information
Leave Benefits
Salary and Wage Policy
College Resources and Facilities
Leaving Connecticut College
Glossary of Terms
Hourly Administrative Addendum
Salaried Administrative Addendum
Campus Safety Addendum
Dining Services Addendum
Physical Plant Addendum
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 Consensual Relationship Policy
 Consensual relations are romantic, amorous, and/or sexual relationships into which both parties have voluntarily entered. Even when both parties have consented to the development of a relationship, a consensual relationship between a supervisor and a subordinate raises serious concern about the validity of consent, conflicts of interest and unfair treatment of others.
 For this reason, consensual relationships, where a supervisory or evaluative relationship exists, are prohibited at Connecticut College. If a relationship occurs, the supervisor will bear the primary burden of accountability, and both employees will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
 Consensual relationships between employees where there is not a supervisory relationship may also lead to work place difficulties, and therefore should be avoided. Where such a relationship exists, the person in the position of greater authority or power will bear the primary burden of accountability, and must ensure that he or she does not exercise any supervisory or evaluation function over the other person in the relationship.
 Employees should also be aware that consent does not preclude a subsequent charge of sexual harassment.