Mistreatment Policy

While individuals might perceive behaviors differently, examples of unprofessional behaviors prohibited by this policy include, but are not limited to being:

  • threatened with physical harm or physically harmed

  • required to perform personal services

  • subjected to offensive remarks related to gender, sexual orientation, national origin, race, color, religion, or any other category protected by law

  • denied opportunities for training or rewards based upon membership in a protected group

  • subjected to lower evaluations or grades solely because of membership in a protected group

  • publicly embarrassed or humiliated

  • subjected to unwanted sexual advances

  • asked to exchange sexual favors for grades or other rewards

  • subjected to the threat of revoking visa status for foreign nationals

Mount Sinai has a zero-tolerance policy towards unprofessional behaviors directed at students and trainees. Zero tolerance means that all reported incidents are scrutinized and result in an action plan that may include feedback, remediation, or disciplinary action. Although under certain circumstances unprofessional behavior directed at students and trainees may require disciplinary action, we recognize in such episodes an opportunity to develop, improve, and remediate behaviors that detract from a learning and working environment of which we can all be proud.

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