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Dating relationships at work

You and your partner need to see your attorney as well as an HR expert, but first you need to have an owner-to-owner talk about leadership ethics.

However, employers may have another opinion on the matter. What Are the Potential Pitfalls of Employee Romances?

Many employers see the idea of employees dating one another as potentially threatening productivity or even opening up too much liability for the employer. First, let’s look at some of the most common reasons employers may desire to curb employees’ desire for one another.

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.

The employers may fear: Can an Employer Prohibit Employees from Dating One Another?

So, can an employer do something about these concerns?

Get to know the new guy as a friend before you two cross the line.

Not only will this ensure you're only crossing said line for someone who may actually be worth it, but you'll also know a bit more about integrity, which will probably make you feel more comfortable as you two enter into a delicate situation.2. If things don't work out and there's a messy breakup, are you prepared to still see or interact with this person every day?

Playing musical chairs with direct reports does not solve the ethical issues that come with this interoffice romance.

As owners, both of you are responsible for setting the tone for the organization and for modeling behavior expected of all employees.

Your partner’s expectation that you will now supervise his love interest isn’t coming from a place of leadership or ethical awareness.