The following resources and policies are intended for Mayo Clinic staff and learners (including residents)*
“Respect — treat everyone in our diverse community, including patients, their families and colleagues with dignity” — is the first value listed in Mayo Clinic value statements.
Being professional and respectful in interactions with others is important and an expectation of all Mayo Clinic employees and students. This includes words and actions. Developing positive and respectful relationships with co-workers, patients and visitors makes the organization better, and creates a more positive and more productive work environment.
Mayo Clinic employees have the right to work in an environment free from all forms of discrimination and conduct which can be considered harassing, coercive, or disruptive. Mayo Clinic prohibits harassment on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (physical and mental), genetic information, veteran status, and status with regard to public assistance or other protected characteristics.
What to do if someone tells you they have experienced sexual or other harassment:
- If the person’s safety is an immediate concern, contact Mayo Clinic Security at 911 from Mayo telephone, or call 9-911 for law enforcement.
- If someone tells you that they have experienced harassment, first offer them support. Listen to them and encourage them to seek help.
- Report the incident to your immediate supervisor or other management personnel, Mayo Clinic Compliance Hotline or HR Connect in accordance with the policy on the back of this card. Consulting and voting staff may contact the Office of Staff Services.
What to do if you have experienced sexual or other harassment:
- You are encouraged to attempt to resolve the situation yourself. If you feel safe doing so, you may communicate directly, either verbally or in writing, that the behavior is not welcomed and must stop.
- If you are not comfortable doing so or the behavior continues, report it to your supervisor, HR Connect or the Integrity and Compliance Office.
- You also can report concerns anonymously via the Compliance Hotline or make an anonymous report online through the Compliance Report link on the Integrity and Compliance intranet site.
- Consultant and voting staff may contact the Office of Staff Services.
- Learners (including residents) can access Title IX resources and additional information through the Title IX Coordinator.
Who should report harassment?
All employees at Mayo Clinic have a responsibility to report immediately to their supervisor, administrator or designee any complaint of a lack of mutual respect or harassment which is brought to their attention. Employees are not required to determine whether suspected conduct constitutes harassment under this policy.
Why do I need to report harassment?
- To help ensure that the complainant has access to all of the available resources.
- To help keep Mayo Clinic safe.
- To help ensure a respectful and harassment-free environment.
- To help identify and address any trends or systemic problems.
Mayo Clinic employee resources:
- HR Connect: Search for “Sexual and Other Harassment”
- Sexual and Other Harassment Policy
- Mutual Respect Policy
- Your supervisor
- Any senior leader
- HR Connect, 888-266-0440 or (77) 6-0440
- Compliance Hotline, 888-721-5391 (able to make an anonymous report to this number)
- Learners (including residents) may access Title IX resources and additional information through the Title IX Coordinator, 507-284-9029.
For frequently asked questions on this topic, search for "Sexual and Other Harassment" in HR Connect, available internally or via VPN for employees.
*Including: Voting and consulting staff, allied health employees, residents, fellows, and employed research temporary professionals. If the situation involves a patient’s or visitor’s conduct toward a Mayo Clinic staff or student, see Patient and Visitor Conduct.