Workplace dating policy template
The interactive Workplace Policy Creation Tool on this website can help an employer develop and download a policy based on the employer's location and size.
[Employer] recognizes that domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking present unique issues for the workforce.Domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking are workplace issues and impact the workplace even if the incidents occur elsewhere.Workplace policies can provide clear guidelines on how employers will prevent and address these dangerous and damaging forms of violence in the workplace.The model policy set forth in this section outlines guidelines for workplace responses to victims/survivors of violence and perpetrators of violence.An employer can adopt a workplace policy as part of its commitment to a healthy, safe organizational climate and to the prevention and reduction of the incidence and effects of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking.Incidents of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking are workplace issues even if the incidents occur elsewhere.
These incidents cross economic, educational, cultural, age, gender, racial, and religious lines and occur in a wide variety of contexts.
Therefore, the organization will take every appropriate measure to prevent and/or address such violence in the context of subordinate/superior relationships; heterosexual and same sex intimate partner relationships, including marital, cohabiting, or dating; heterosexual or same sex non-intimate partner relationships, such as between coworkers or perpetrated by supervisors; parent/child relationships; and the violent acts of strangers that potentially could occur within the organization’s workplace. Survivor or victim An individual who is currently subject to, or has in the past been subjected to, domestic or sexual violence, dating violence, stalking or other forms of violence. Perpetrator An individual who commits or threatens to commit an act of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, stalking and/or unwarranted violence against animals. Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior, including acts or threatened acts, that is used by a perpetrator to gain power and control over a current or former spouse, family member, intimate partner, or person with whom the perpetrator shares a child in common.
Domestic violence includes, but is not limited to, physical violence, injury, or intimidation, sexual violence or abuse, emotional and/or psychological intimidation, verbal abuse, threats, or harassment, stalking, or economic control. Sexual Violence Sexual violence is a range of behaviors, including but not limited to, sexual harassment, a completed nonconsensual sex act (i.e., rape), an attempted nonconsensual sex act, abusive sexual contact (i.e., unwanted touching), and non-contact sexual abuse (e.g., threatened sexual violence, exhibitionism, verbal harassment).
Some or all of these acts may also be addressed in [Employer]’s Sexual Harassment Policy.
Sexual violence is any sexual act or behavior that is perpetrated against someone's will when someone does not or cannot consent.
Victims of sexual violence may know the perpetrator(s), such as a coworker or a supervisor, and/or may be involved in a dating or marital relationship with the perpetrator, or the perpetrator may be unknown to the victim.