New England Conservatory seeks to maintain a safe, healthy and secure work environment. It is the Conservatory's goal to create a workplace free from violence, threats of violence, harassment, intimidation, and other disruptive behavior. Employees play a major role in the Conservatory's efforts by complying with this policy, contributing to a respectful atmosphere, treating all threats seriously, and reporting incidents immediately.

New England Conservatory treats reports of threatening behavior or violence seriously and will take appropriate action in response. The Conservatory has the right to search any area or property, including personal property, in order to investigate reports of workplace violence. For information regarding the Conservatory's response to a workplace violence crisis, please refer to the New England Conservatory Emergency Response Plan.
Prohibited Conduct and Behavior:

New England Conservatory will not tolerate any workplace violence, whether carried out by coworkers, visitors, former employees, or other individuals. The Conservatory expressly prohibits violence, threats, harassment, intimidation, and other disruptive behavior on its property. Violence or threatening behavior can include physical acts of violence, gestures, intimidating presence, oral or written statements, sexual assaults and weapons possession.

The Conservatory will initiate appropriate action in response to reports of such incidents, which may include, but is not limited to, immediate removal from New England Conservatory property, suspension, termination and/or referral for criminal prosecution. All employees are required to cooperate in any investigations the Conservatory conducts in response to reports or acts of workplace violence.

Reporting Incidents:
All employees are responsible for reporting workplace violence and can do so without the fear of reprisal or criticism. Community members should not ignore violent, threatening, harassing, intimidating or other disruptive behavior.

 In the event of an act of violence or threat of violence, or any emergency situation Call NEC Security (x1240)

In the event of verbal abuse, perceived intimidation, or harassment, or any non-emergency situation Report incident to immediate supervisor or Office of Human Resources (x1230)

All other situations or not sure Call Office of Human Resources (x1230) or NEC Security (x1240)

If you have any questions about this policy please contact the Director of Human Resources (x1229) or Executive Director of Facilities, Engineering & Construction (x1187).

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