Two of my coworkers have warned me to be careful, as there have just been rumors of people in the past possibly having relations and the woman was always the one to be terminated.It is indeed legal to prohibit dating between coworkers (with a few exceptions, such as in California, where courts have ruled that the state constitution provides broader privacy protection in employment matters).If there are not policies, should there be set guidelines?These are still questions that many companies are trying to answer.He says: “As for reasonable suspicion, the law does not impose any sort of standard that the employer must meet before taking action.That is to say, the employer does not need admissions from the employees, or explicit emails, or video evidence.If indeed that’s how your company does it, that’s sex discrimination and is illegal.
For example, employers can expect employees to maintain a professional environment and refrain from public displays of affection while on-duty and on company premises.
Along with this, businesses and companies are still confused at whether or not they should interfere in the romantic relationship.
If they do choose to interfere, what department should be in control of handling the situation and what policies should be set if workplace romances do happen.
When in a workplace people grow bonds with their co-workers that go beyond just friendly 'lunch' meetings.
They grow in-depth relationships that deepen into romance.