Working with One Another
Amended date: 07/01/2012
While the University respects an individual's right to self-expression, it expects that the rights and concerns of others who work at Tufts are respected as well. For these reasons, bullying, demeaning behavior and/or harassment of any kind is unacceptable and will be addressed promptly.
Tufts University reaffirms its commitment to the principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment in education and employment regardless of a person's race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender; gender identity and expression; including a transgender identity; age; genetics; disability; veteran's status; ethnicity or national origin. In accepting either a faculty or staff position at Tufts, an individual agrees to share this commitment in the performance of his or her assigned responsibilities and in interaction with faculty and staff colleagues, students and community members. Similarly, students, by way of admittance into the Tufts community, also agree to share this commitment in their educational programs with other students, faculty, staff members and community members.
Tufts University strives to provide all staff and faculty with a work environment that is free of harassment or other unreasonable interference with the performance of their University duties. Tufts also strives to provide students and community members with an educational environment that is free of harassment or other unreasonable interference with the performance of their chosen academic responsibilities. We aspire to be a community in which mutual respect guides our day-to-day interactions. While the University respects an individual's right to self-expression, it expects that the rights and concerns of others who work and study at Tufts are respected as well. At Tufts, there is no place in the work or educational environment for conduct that demeans or belittles another person. For these reasons, harassment of any kind, including retaliation, is unacceptable.
For the complete policy please refer to the Working with One Another Policy.
This policy applies to all staff, temporary staff, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, independent contractors, affiliates or any other members of the Tufts community, including those hired contractually or who work under faculty or postdoctoral scholar handbooks, or who are otherwise covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Related Links and Resources:
Postdoctoral Scholars’ Handbook: https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/policies-forms-guides/postdoctoral-scholars-handbook
This Working with One Another policy is part of the HR Employee Policies and Procedures that can be found here.
Disclaimer: Changes to this policy and the handbook in which it is maintained may be made at any time, at the sole discretion of the University and is not a contract. Employment by the University is at will and either the employee or the University may end the employment relationship at any time.