In an era when sexual harassment is a real concern for organizations, the notion of two employees dating each other does have potential for some tricky policy questions.Some argue that if both parties are in a consensual relationship, what they do on their own time has no bearing on the company and should not be prohibited.
Others argue that when two co-workers are in a relationship, it has the potential to create uncomfortable situations for everyone -– imagine a staff meeting where two team members have been arguing about their relationship, and those feelings spill over into the meeting -– and thus dating should be prohibited.
No one wants to hear about how a co-worker leaves his socks on the floor, or other more personal details.
When in a workplace people grow bonds with their co-workers that go beyond just friendly 'lunch' meetings.
They grow in-depth relationships that deepen into romance.
This policy applies to all our employees regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
For the purposes of this policy, “dating” includes consensual romantic relationships and sexual relations.
A place where people share a common interest, and spend most of their time, provides the perfect opportunity for love.
While love can make one do crazy things An added complication is that one or both partners involved in a workplace romance may be married or in a relationship outside of the workplace.
According to a study by online dating site e Harmony, more people meet their spouses at work or school than anywhere else.