Examples of workplace dating policies
The University of Western Australia This policy addresses the appropriate management of personal relationships in the workplace with the objective of maintaining public trust and confidence in the integrity and professionalism of the decisions made and the services provided by the University.UWA acknowledges that some staff and students of the University will be related to one another or develop an intimate personal and/or sexual relationship.The University does not discriminate against relatives of, or people in a close personal relationship with, a member of staff, and permits the employment of qualified family members provided such employment does not create a real or perceived conflict of interest and the requirements of this policy are met.
"Relative" means the spouse, de facto spouse, same-sex partner, son, daughter or remote issue, or brother or sister, or remote linear ancestor, parent, and relationships by marriage or law, or cultural family relationship.
5.2 Where a staff member has a student relative, or is currently or has been in a close personal relationship with a student, that staff member must not take any part in any academic or administrative decision-making processes in respect of that student, including (but not limited to) the following: 5.3 Where a close personal relationship between a staff member and a student has created, or has the potential to create a conflict in the supervision and/or assessment of the student, the staff member must formally terminate any supervisory and/or evaluative role and make alternative arrangements for the supervision and/or evaluation of the student's work.
5.4 It is the duty of the staff member to disclose to their Head or Committee Chair or, where there is a conflict with that person, the Head's next-in-line manager or committee, any close personal relationship involving a student or student relative, as soon as the staff member becomes aware of the possibility that they might, if not for this policy, be involved in one of the processes listed at above, or a similar decision making process.
"University" means The University of Western Australia.
The university strives to be a family-friendly workplace and is committed to maintaining a culture of inclusion, trust and respect.