Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, graphic, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when: Harvard University recognizes that members of a family or the same household may work in the same department or unit. The following types of information may be helpful in making that determination: Firearms, Explosives. Relationships with Third Parties Employees should pay special attention to ensuring they maintain the proper relationship between themselves and third parties with whom they come in contact in the course of performing their jobs for the University.
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Conflicts of Interest or Commitment
Employees are expected to avoid situations or activities that could interfere with their unencumbered exercise of judgment in the best interests of Harvard University. Failure to disclose possible conflict of interest or commitment or refusal to cease activities that are determined to be in conflict with the University's best interests may be grounds for disciplinary action and may lead to termination. Sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, and domestic and dating violence, is a form of sexual harassment. The University is committed to providing all possible assistance in understanding these issues and helping individuals to make an informed decision. The more severe the conduct, the less need there is to show a repetitive series of incidents to prove a hostile environment.