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Human Resources

Violence in the Workplace

Nothing is more important to Bentley University than the safety and security of its faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Threats, threatening behavior, and acts of violence against employees, students or visitors will not be tolerated. Violations of this policy will lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. 

The University will contact the appropriate law enforcement authorities in the event of any threatening behavior or act of violence against faculty, staff, students, or visitors and initiate criminal prosecution, if appropriate.

No employee is permitted to bring any guns, knives, or other items which could be used as weapons onto university property, except as authorized for University Police.  The university reserves the right to prohibit employees from having any items on campus which the university, in its sole discretion, deems to be dangerous, potentially dangerous, or threatening.

Bentley is sensitive to issues of sexual assault and relationship violence and supports the efforts of the Coalition on Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (COSARV) to educate the community about these issues and to make resources available to those who may have experienced sexual assault or relationship violence. 

If an employee becomes aware, either directly or indirectly, of any violence or threats of violence, whether vague, direct or indirect, he/she must notify his/her manager, University Police, or Human Resources immediately.  In addition, employees who currently hold or seek to obtain temporary or permanent restraining orders against others are asked to inform their manager, Human Resources or University Police. The University understands the sensitivity of this type of information, and will make every effort to protect the confidentiality and privacy of the person(s) involved.


Date Last Revised:  April 15, 2015