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Human Resources

Consensual relationships

Employing one of the largest and most diverse workforces in the region, it is understandable that many members of staff meet their partners at the University.

However we recognise that workplace relationships can cause concern on occasion.

Even if things go smoothly, undisclosed relationships can give rise to conflicts of interest and office gossip. If the relationship is out in the open, there is always the risk of blurring boundaries, which could lead to allegations of poor performance or misconduct.

Guidance on this matter is available below or we recommend speaking to Ask HR (ext 27547) if you have any concerns or questions.

Related documents

Guidelines - Consensual relationships.pdf

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