No-dating policies generally ban dating between a supervisor and their subordinate.Employment attorney Anna Cohen, writing in HR Hero Online, suggests that no-dating policies can be problematic, as it is difficult to define exactly the type of behavior that will be restricted. United Parcel Services, the 7th Circuit appellate court upheld a no-dating policy that forbade managers from a romantic relationship with any hourly employee, as long as it was consistently enforced.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.These relationships make sense because the commonalities that coworkers share such as proximity to the workplace, shared interests, similar ages, children about the same age, the actual work and customers, and similar incomes, encourage friendships and potential romantic relationships.With so much in common, friendships and romantic relationships are a natural outcome of the environment.People have broken up with serious romantic partners. You also want to identify the relationships that are forbidden because of their potential impact at work.As with any policy, develop the policy for the good of the working relationships in a whole group of employees.
But consider this: according to a recent Workplace Options survey, nearly 85% of 18-29 year olds would have a romantic relationship with a co-worker, compared to just over 35% for 30-46 year olds and about 30% of 47-66 year olds.These friendships and romances can also affect the workplace positively adding to the sense of teamwork and camaraderie.Yes, relationships can also go awry and result in friction and conflict at work. The key with a fraternization policy is to minimize the impact of the things that can go wrong on your workplace and maximize the powerfully positive aspects of employee relationships.Once you are registered, just sign in and you can browse photos of thousands of friendly singles who are looking for love, just like you are.We will help you find what you are looking for, narrowing down your search according to what you are hoping to find in a partner.