Arrest and/or convictions

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to establish a mandatory process by which all University employees must report any post-employment criminal charges and criminal conviction(s) and to set forth procedures and guidelines by which any convictions will be evaluated and acted on.

Policy

If an employee including student employees and interns, is arrested or convicted of a crime while employed at Lynn University, the employee must immediately inform their supervisor, who in turn must notify the Office of Employee Services of the arrest/conviction. Following an arrest, the employee must inform their immediate supervisor of the final outcome of the proceedings. Depending on the severity of the crime and or the circumstances, in consultation with the Officer of General Counsel, the Office of Employee Services may recommend terminating the individual's employment. Failure to inform their supervisor may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Definitions

Arrest- means being charged by law enforcement for an alleged felony or misdemeanor related to crimes against persons.

Criminal Conviction- means all criminal convictions and pleas that are acknowledgements of criminal responsibility, for serious misdemeanor or felonies.

Procedures/Guidelines

Employee Services, in consultation with the Office of General Counsel, will utilize the same standards applied in reviewing crimes committed by a candidate for employment but may consider other factors, including the length of employment and performance reviews.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Employee Services.

Policy updated on: Oct. 10, 2018