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In addition, any policy that prohibits co-worker dating should have an exception for employees who are married to one another.Definitions: A "no dating" policy must describe what "dating" is.A 1995 survey estimated that 80 percent of all employees have either observed or been involved in a romantic relationship at work. The Problems with Employee Dating Even though romantic relationships in the workplace are common, employers have legitimate reasons for concern about employee dating.The biggest fear is a sexual harassment lawsuit arising from either: Sexual harassment laws prohibit "unwelcome" sexual advances.Penalties for Violations of Policy: A policy that prohibits a supervisor from dating a subordinate must also describe the penalty imposed if the policy is violated.Because men often hold more senior positions in a company, a policy that always penalizes the subordinate (e.g.Are any management employees involved in consensual relationships?
Employees have asserted claims for sexual harassment based on the theory that they can't receive the same benefits because they are not "sleeping with the boss." However, most courts have rejected this argument because such a consensual relationship disadvantages both male and female employees equally.At some time during your working life, you may have dated, or even married, someone you met at work.If you haven't, then the odds are that you know someone who has.So long as the spouses don't supervise one another, a "no dating" policy enforced against spouses would violate this law.