Policy Number: 03.03
Issued Date: 07/01/2006
Romantic and/or sexual relationships between supervisors and direct report staff are strongly discouraged at Duke. Such relationships have the potential for adverse consequences, including the filing of sexual harassment charges. Given the fundamentally unbalanced nature of the relationship where one party has the power to evaluate performance, assign work, change work status, promote staff, provide work references or give salary increases, the apparent consensual nature of the relationship may cast doubt on the objectivity of the supervisor.
View this web site for detailed information about Duke's policy on Consensual Relationships.