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Legally speaking, in most states an employer can enact a policy that prohibits employees from dating one another.
(Check your state and local laws for exceptions, which do exist and are usually centered on employee privacy or limitations for employers on prohibiting nonwork activities.) However, even if legal, banning any work romantic involvement can come with its own consequences.
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The employers may fear: Can an Employer Prohibit Employees from Dating One Another?
So, can an employer do something about these concerns?
For example, if an employer’s policy dictates that one of the partners must leave the organization if a relationship is discovered, it cannot always be the woman who is forced to leave. About Bridget Miller: Bridget Miller is a business consultant with a specialized MBA in International Economics and Management, which provides a unique perspective on business challenges.
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If the relationship sours, allegations of retaliation or harassment could be made.
Even if the relationship goes well, other employees may say the supervisor is showing favoritism.
Protecting against harassment One of the biggest concerns with inter-office relationships is harassment.