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Dating in the workplace

Published: 19.01.2017

Kylie Crawford TenBrook serves as corporate counsel for Best Western International, Inc. The contract may also include the employees' written confirmation that they have been informed of the company's dating policy and the behavior that is expected of them, such as refraining from any acts of retaliation if the relationship ends.

Respondents to the SHRM surveys who discouraged or forbade dating in the workplace cited concerns with potential sexual harassment claims, retaliation, claims that a relationship was not consensual, civil suits and workplace .

Before implementing a policy prohibiting dating within the chain of command, you must decide whether you will rearrange reporting relationships to accommodate dating employees or require one of the parties to step down or leave the company. In early SHRM surveys, 43 percent of HR staff said that they had experienced office romances in their workplace. If you and a coworker actually start dating, and plan on being a couple for a while, stop keeping it a secret.

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Heidel is a freelance writer with a passion for helping others. Get Daily Money Tips to Your Inbox. Stay vigilant Naturally, these rules apply to relationships that are truly consensual. Excerpted from Arizona Employment Law Letter , and written by attorneys at the law firm of Gonzalez Law, LLC.

If you find that nothing forbids your romance and you still feel inexplicably drawn to the person two cubicles down, you may pursue the relationship, though you should do so with caution.

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Stages Of An Office Romance

A subordinate also could claim retaliation if he is given a poor performance review after the relationship ends. This article looks beyond the first heady weeks of office romance and gets down the nitty gritty. Better to get everything out in the open. Logo Return to Top. While many workers will date within the workplace, there is a considerable amount of caution taken with letting this fact be known, since some 37 percent of them do not tell others about that romance.

    1. Anton_White - 29.01.2017 in 06:00

      Finally, you could do nothing and rely solely on your antiharassment and antidiscrimination policies. Some employees also will be unlikely to follow the policy—for example, those having an extramarital affair.

      Rotko_Dima - 06.02.2017 in 08:37

      This gives management the chance to transfer one of the parties usually the subordinate to another department.

      Sergei_Rylscky - 10.02.2017 in 05:12

      Ahh, Monday morning; that annoying time to get up early, schlep into the office and get back to the stresses of the job. In this week's e-newsletter , Management Tags:

      Sam_Evgen - 16.02.2017 in 13:40

      Policy for a Business Credit Card Grievance Procedures in a Workplace. Anyone needing specific legal advice should consult an attorney.

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