Children in the Workplace

Effective Date: April 1, 2007

Last Reviewed: July 1, 2015

Interim Date: July  21, 2015


The purpose is to establish the conditions under which children may be brought to work with a parent or guardian.

Policy Statement

It is not appropriate for children of any age to be in the workplace on a regular basis. Children may be brought to workplaces for brief visits or other times when the supervisor determines that it is necessary and more efficient for the employee to bring the child into an office, i.e., following or before a dental appointment. Children should not be allowed in areas where students, customers, and patients are being served or in any area deemed to be at high risk from a safety and compliance standpoint.

Whenever a child is at Meharry, he/she must be supervised at all times by the employee which includes being in their physical presence at all times. The employee may not leave the child unsupervised or in the custody of another employee, even for brief periods of time.

This policy is currently awaiting approval. You can view the interim policy to the right or by clicking here.