Added: Sunil Hodgkins - Date: 29.01.2022 23:56 - Views: 13133 - Clicks: 4557
She has over 34 years of experience of comprehensive human resources management. She is responsible for a team of certified HR professionals who deliver human resources expertise and training to our client customers.
Her experience in the field has been acquired through focus on labor and employee relations, employment law compliance, talent acquisition, and conflict resolution. ificant others will be showering loved ones with gifts and many offices will be full of flowers, candy, and balloons. During this festive time, coworkers will have a peek into the private lives of many of their peers. But what happens if you find out you have a situation of two employees dating in the workplace Now what do you do?
Given the amount of time we spend in the workplace, for many this is a prime opportunity to meet someone you may choose to have a romantic interest in.
It is not surprising that office romances are becoming more popular. You have the perfect opportunity to meet someone with similar interests and who understands the pressures of your job. This environment is deemed more favorable than a bar or club because you have the opportunity to get to know someone on an intimate day-to-day level. Every company needs to consider having a policy in place regarding dating in the workplace. Without a clear policy, the company can open itself up to potential sexual harassment claims and legal consequences.
There are various types of dating policies and your company should de one that suits your culture and protects you from liability.
Different Types of Dating Policies No Dating Policy There are several types of guidelines to consider when creating your dating policy. In most states, an employer can enact a policy that prohibits employees from dating one another. If you wish to implement this type of policy, I recommend you check your state and local laws for exceptions. The laws that are in place generally exist to limit what employers can prohibit regarding non-work activities.
One of the drawbacks from banning dating in the workplace is it can decrease morale and could even result in losing employees who wish to date. On the plus side, this type of policy ificantly decreases your liability to a sexual harassment claim. Notification Policy, aka a Love Contract Another option is to have a policy that requires employees to disclose whenever they enter into a consensual relationship.
Also, this conversation it is good time to have couples an acknowledgement stating they have read the harassment policy and will abide by the policy. By ing this acknowledgement, you help to limit the liability by having the parties agree they fully understand the company policy.
The policy is only as good as the enforcement behind it. If you need assistance writing a love contract, we would be happy to assist you! Give us a call at any one of our locations or leave us a message to get started.
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