No dating policy workplace
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.“You get to see people at their best and at their worst,” says Helen Olen, co-author of . what’s important to you, you get to see in an office.” This differs from casual meetups at bars or online where people may show only certain sides of themselves.Office relationships often also rise out of office friendships, in which mutual trust is already present.Workplace friendships flow naturally into personal lives.
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.
In our lifetimes, we’ll spend 90,000 hours at our jobs, and we build organic relationships with the people we see everyday.
When it comes to meeting people, the office is the new village.
Also called a dating policy, a workplace romance policy, or a non-fraternization policy, I've avoided them because I believe that an employee's private life is just that - private. Employees want some direction about what is acceptable workplace behavior.
They don't want to unknowingly cross some secret boundary and injure their workplace status and career.