However, employers generally may discourage workers from entering relationships when there might be a conflict of interest, such as a supervisor-employee relationship, or an HR-manager relationship.
Keep in mind that some states prohibit employers from taking adverse action against employees for lawful off-duty conduct.
If questions or concerns arise regarding potential harassment or discrimination, the employee should contact the EAD.
This policy is intended as a guideline to assist in the consistent application of University policies and programs for employees.
Supervisors may approve non-routine visits that do not interfere with an employee's ability to perform his/her work functions or the productivity of a work unit.
As a large employer, Vanderbilt does have members from the same family who work at the University.
This policy provides guidelines for visitors in the workplace, family members working at Vanderbilt and relationships at work Children, family members, associates or friends are welcome for occasional, brief visits in the workplace.The policy does not create a contract implied or expressed, with any Vanderbilt employees, who are employees at will.Vanderbilt reserves the right to modify this policy in whole or in part, at any time, at the discretion of the University. However, employment of family members in situations where one family member has direct influence over the other's conditions of employment (i.e., salary, hours worked, shifts, etc.) is inappropriate.For the purpose of this policy, family members are defined as spouse, domestic partner, daughter, son, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sister, brother, mother-in-law or father-in-law.