Sexual Harassment Policy

We shall take all reasonable steps to see that this sexual harassment policy is followed by all employees, supervisors and others who interact with employees.

Sexual harassment refers to all types of unwanted sexual attention. Sexual harassment does not mean occasional compliments of a socially acceptable nature. Sexual harassment refers to conduct offensive to an individual which harms morale and interferes with the effectiveness of our business. This includes pressure to provide sexual favors, and offensive, intimidating comments or actions concerning one's gender or sexual orientation.

1. Verbal harassment

  • Sexually suggestive comments, e.g., about a person's clothing, body, and/or sexual activities; sexually provocative compliments about a person's clothes or the way their clothes fit; comments of a sexual nature about weight, body shape, size, or figure; comments or questions about the sensuality of a person, or his/her spouse or significant other; repeated unsolicited propositions for dates and/or sexual intercourse; pseudo-medical advice such as 'you might be feeling bad because you didn't get enough' or 'A little Tender Loving Care (TLC) will cure your ailments'; continuous idle chatter of a sexual nature and graphic sexual descriptions; telephone calls of a sexual nature; derogatory comments or slurs; verbal abuse or threats; sexual jokes; suggestive or insulting sounds such as whistling, wolf-calls, or kissing sounds; homophobic insults.

2. Physical harassment

  • Sexual gestures, e.g., licking lips or teeth, holding or eating food provocatively, and lewd gestures such as hand or sign language to denote sexual activity
  • Sexual looks such as leering and ogling with suggestive overtones; sexual innuendoes; cornering, impeding or blocking movement, or any physical interference with normal work or movement; touching that is inappropriate in the workplace such as patting, pinching, stroking, or brushing up against the body, mauling, attempted or actual kissing or fondling; assault, coerced sexual intercourse, attempted rape or rape.

3. Visual harassment

  • Showing and distributing derogatory or pornographic posters, cartoons, drawings, books or magazines.

4. Written harassment

  • any form of written communication to include e-mail correspondence.
  • Sexual favors: Persistent pressure for dates, unwanted sexual advances that condition an employment benefit upon an exchange of sexual favors.
  • We have a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment. If the incident is confirmed, the offending student, consultant or employee faces the following possible sanctions: verbal or written reprimand, negative evaluation, denial of promotion, poor recommendations, suspension, demotion, forced resignation, and termination. We will make every effort to create an atmosphere of comfort for recipients of sexual harassment to request assistance in the resolution of complaints, but at the same time we will also protect the rights of the accused until proven guilty.
  • I have thoroughly read and understood the Sexual Harassment Policy Guidelines and agree to adhere to the aforementioned rules/regulations.

Release of Liability Acknowledgement - Preceptor

  • I hereby assume all of the risks of participation, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault.
  • I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in the activity of precepting for clinical rotations, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity or precepting for clinical rotations.
  • I acknowledge that this Release of Liability Form will be used by the clinical rotations holders, sponsors, staff, and organizers of the activity or clinical rotations in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity or clinical rotations.
  • In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in precepting clinical rotations and/or clerkships, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows:
  1. Waive, Release, and Discharge

    • I waive, release, and discharge from any and all liability the following Entities or Persons: NPHub, LLC (“NPHUB”), NPHUB staff/instructors/attending physicians/preceptors, volunteers, host locations and/or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, the activity or clinical rotations holders, activity or clinical rotations sponsors, activity or clinical rotations volunteers, from, including but not limited to: (i) liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, (ii) any actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from clinical rotations, and (iii)any actions of any kind caused by me at a clinic, hospital, or any other location where I am placed.
    • Further, I understand that individual state medical board licensing requirements may change at any time. And therefore, I have completed my due diligence regarding the states in which I wish to apply for licensing and have come to my own determination whether or not the clinical rotations offered by NPHUB are best suited for me. By engaging and allowing NPHUB to provide clinical rotations for me, I hereby hold NPHUB harmless from any and all results and decisions that the state licensing board and/or further education programs to which I am considering and applying make on my application(s) as I recognize decisions made on my application are not guaranteed by NPHUB.
  2. My Participation

    • I indemnify hold harmless the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of my participation in this activity or clinical rotations, whether caused by negligence of release or otherwise.
    • The release of liability shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

Request for Voluntary Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information

  • You may choose to voluntarily disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third-party service providers. We urge you to make such disclosure choices carefully. If you choose to use your Personal Account to voluntarily disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to any individual or entity other than you, you must provide Express Consent that identifies the specific information to be released and to whom it is to be released. NPHUB will not release or disclose any portion of your Personally Identifiable Information without your Express Consent and assumes no responsibility or liability for any such release as directed by your Express Consent. We encourage you to read the privacy policies and statements of any third-party service providers, or other entities, with whom you direct us to disclose your Personal Information.