However, in its opinion, the court also stated that the policy may have gone too far.
Another option is to require employees to report whenever they enter into a consensual relationship.
The situation is also likely to lead to claims of favoritism by other employees—which could have their own legal bases but, in any event, will affect morale.
To policy or not to policy I’m often asked whether a company should have a policy against dating in the workplace.
But office romances can have plenty of pitfalls even if they succeed — which, of course, not all of them do.
Losee visited the Money Watch studios to discuss the dos and don’ts of office romance; you can watch the full conversation below.
With this type of policy, the employees would also have to notify you whenever a relationship ends.And the frequency of office romance is increasing as workplaces become more accommodating and hunkered down employees find love amidst adversity.The chance that you'll find romance at work increases if you work at a company with a strong corporate culture, such as Southwest Airlines (LUV), which reports that 2,328 employees have a spouse who works for the company.But meanwhile, if you’re weighing a romance with a co-worker — or have already embarked upon one — read Losee’s tips for making your relationship a success without endangering your career.Office romances are more common in recent years, in part because people are spending more time at the office trying to safeguard their jobs.Although some companies chose to have no policy on dating, that leaves them open to potential liability if a supervisor is shown to have sexually harassed a subordinate, for example, by giving a poor performance review to a former partner.To avoid this, companies institute various types of dating policy.Every company needs to consider a policy on workplace dating.Without a clear policy, an office relationship can lead to charges of sexual harassment and legal consequences for the employer.But they exchanged a few texts, then graduated to friendly lunches.Eventually Matt asked Sarah on a date, and they talked for so long that the sushi restaurant had to kick them out.