Employee Policies Manual Policy Index

Employee Conduct and Work Rules

To ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, Wilkes University expects employees to follow rules of conduct that will protect the interests and safety of all employees and the University.

It is not possible to list all the forms of behavior that are considered unacceptable in the workplace. The following are examples of infractions of rules of conduct that may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. This list is not exhaustive and is intended merely to be illustrative:

  • Theft or inappropriate removal or possession of Wilkes University property
  • Falsification of timekeeping records
  • Working under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Possession, distribution, sale, transfer, or use of alcohol or illegal drugs in the workplace, while on duty, or while operating employer-owned vehicles or equipment
  • Violence or threatening violence in the workplace
  • Negligence or improper conduct leading to damage of employer-owned or customer-owned property
  • Insubordination or other disrespectful conduct
  • Violation of safety or health rules
  • Sexual or other unlawful or unwelcome harassment
  • Possession of dangerous or unauthorized materials, such as explosives or firearms, in the workplace
  • Excessive absenteeism or any absence without notice
  • nauthorized use of telephones, mail system, or other University-owned equipment for non-University official business
  • Unauthorized disclosure of business "secrets" or confidential information
  • Convictions that result in an employee's inability to perform the essential functions of the job
  • Violation of personnel policies
  • Unsatisfactory performance or conduct

Regardless of the listing above, employment with Wilkes University is at the mutual consent of Wilkes University and the employee, and either party may terminate that relationship at any time, with or without cause, and with or without advance notice.

Policy No. 701 Effective Date: 2/1/2004