Lays out the criteria in which Dartmouth will indemnify an employee against liability and associated costs.
Dartmouth will indemnify an employee against liability and associated costs if the conduct that is the subject of the claim or action occurred within the scope of the employee's duties and the employee was acting in good faith, without criminal or other misconduct, and with the reasonable belief that their action was in the best interests of Dartmouth. Ordinarily, indemnification will not be available if the claim against the employee involves work paid for by someone other than Dartmouth.
Indemnification is conditioned on the employee's compliance with the conditions set forth in Item 5 ("Procedure") below.
Covered expenses include defense costs and the payment of judgments, fines, penalties, settlements, and other expenses an employee would reasonably incur in connection with the defense of the claim or action.
The decision whether to provide indemnification will be made by the Office of General Counsel or the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the Office of General Counsel.
As a condition of receiving indemnification, an employee must:
Employees should promptly (preferably the same day), notify the Office of the General Counsel, in writing, of any claim or action. The Office of the General Counsel will advise the employee, in writing, of its decision regarding the request for indemnification.