Gender Equality within Career Development Measures in Developed, Developing and less Developed Regions
Thoughts and ideas are highly appropriated within the following areas:
- Population studies (children, youth, adult, aging and aged) within educational, training and career development processes.
- Schemes put in place by different institutions and organisations
- Key factors of consideration for balancing gender inequality in career development processes
An “Amorous Relationship” is defined as a consensual romantic, sexual or dating relationship. This definition excludes marital unions. The term also encompasses those relationships in which amorous or romantic feelings exist without physical intimacy and which, when acted upon by the faculty or staff member, exceed the reasonable boundaries of what a person of ordinary sensibilities would believe to be a collegial or professional relationship. The faculty/student and supervisor / employee relationship should not be jeopardized by question of favoritism or fairness in professional judgment.
Furthermore, whether the consent by a student or employee in such relationship is indeed voluntary is suspect due to the imbalance of power and authority between the parties. This is know as gender in-equality.
All members of a business or professional entity should be aware that initial consent to a romantic relationship does not preclude the potential for charges of conflict of interest, or for charges of sexual harassment arising from the conflict of interest, particularly when students and employees not involved in the relationship claim they have been disadvantaged by the relationship.
For example, a faculty, staff member or graduate assistant who enters into an “Amorous Relationship” with a student under his or her supervision, or a supervisor who enters into an “Amorous Relationship” with an employee under his or her supervision, must realize that if a charge of sexual harassment is subsequently lodged, it will be exceedingly difficult to prove blamelessness on grounds of mutual consent.
This policy is superseded by the laws governing inability to consent based on age.
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