E3.39 Opposition to Workplace Violence

Effective Date: August 30, 2019
Last Reviewed: August 30, 2019

Stonehill College is committed to providing a safe environment for the well-being of all individuals. Employees have the right to work in a professional, business-like atmosphere, free from physical attack, threats, physical and psychological intimidation, or menacing and harassing behaviors. Stonehill College does not condone and expressly prohibits any acts of violence against an individual.

This Policy applies to all employees, students, visitors, contractors, vendors, and invitees. For purposes of this Policy, the workplace includes all buildings owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the College, all grounds of the College (including, but not limited to parking lots, walk-ways, roads, athletic fields, and nature trails), and College vehicles.

Violence includes, but is not limited to, intimidating, threatening, or hostile behavior, and attempted or actual physical or verbal abuse, harassment, stalking, vandalism, arson, sabotage, destruction of property, use or brandishing of a weapon, or the unauthorized possession of a weapon on College property.

Any violation of this Policy may be the basis for corrective  action up to and including termination, trespass, or dismissal. Criminal prosecution may result if federal, state, or local laws are violated.

No individual will be disciplined, penalized, or otherwise prejudiced for making a complaint or participating in the investigation of a complaint. Any individual, who knowingly makes false accusations, fails to report violations of this policy, or fails to cooperate with an investigation may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination, trespass, or dismissal.

Retaliation against anyone who files a good faith complaint or participates in an investigation in good faith is prohibited.