Office dating policies
We may terminate those who repeatedly disregard this restriction.
Employees who enter in an official relationship with another employee after they’re both hired by our company should follow the rules outlined above.
This employee fraternization policy template is ready to be tailored for your company’s needs and should be considered a starting point for setting up your employment policies.
Our Fraternization policy outlines our guidelines on employees forming personal relationships with each other.
To avoid accusations of favoritism, abuse of authority and sexual harassment, we prohibit supervisors from dating employees who report to them.
This restriction may extend to every manager within two levels above an employee, regardless of team or department to facilitate moving or promoting employees.
They are allowed to refer their partner for employment to other teams or departments for which they don’t have any managerial or hiring authority.
But, without rules and guidelines, romantic relationships between colleagues may negatively impact our workplace.The hiring manager will receive a reprimand, as their hiring decision may have compromised our company’s commitment to equal opportunity and avoiding favoritism.Employees who work together may naturally form friendships either in or out of their workplace.It’s to their best interest not to conceal their relationship as they may provoke disciplinary action if and when they are discovered.HR will evaluate the situation and act accordingly (e.g.
transfer an employee or prepare a “love contract” to ensure the relationship is consensual.) Employees will not face demotion, victimization or loss of benefits if we have to transfer them to another team or department.