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Human Resources

Standards of Conduct

Employees are expected to behave in a professional manner consistent with the values and mission of Bentley University. Employees must treat one another with dignity and respect at all times. At a minimum, Bentley expects its employees to refrain from the types of behavior listed below.  While this is not an exhaustive list, engaging in the following conduct may lead to discipline up to and including termination.

  • Poor work performance or negatively interfering with the work performance of other employees
  • Insubordination
  • Dishonesty
  • Providing false or misleading information regarding employment records
  • Bullying other employees.  Bullying can be defined generally as repeated mistreatment of another employee by one or more perpetrators through verbal abuse or offensive conduct/behavior which threatens, humiliates or intimidates another employee to the extent that the physical, mental or emotional health of that employee is negatively impacted. Bullying does not include discussions or communications regarding an employee’s performance, conduct or behavior that the employee may feel is unfair or inaccurate, unless such discussion or communication is presented in a threatening, humiliating or intimidating manner.
  • Falsification of Bentley University records, books, or any employment-related document
  • Theft
  • Gambling
  • Sleeping on the job
  • Acts of violence or threats of violence
  • Possession of firearms or weapons on university property
  • Misusing, or destroying Bentley University property or the property of any other person or company
  • Reporting to work or being on campus under the influence of alcohol or drugs not taken under the direction of a licensed physician, or the sale of drugs or alcohol on Bentley University premises
  • Excessive or repeated unexplained absences or tardiness, or having a pattern of being absent on Mondays, Fridays, or the days before or after a holiday or break
  • Breaches of confidentiality
  • Any violation of any Bentley University policy.

Date last revised:  April 15, 2015