Many people meet at work before beginning a romantic relationship.
Prohibiting it could decrease morale and could even result in losing employees who wish to date coworkers but cannot.
Is it legal to fully prohibit employees from dating one another?
Or does that overstep boundaries and put too much restriction on an employee’s personal life?
Workplace privacy laws typically allow an employer to monitor and, to a certain extent, control an employee’s workstation, e-mails, and access to the Internet.
Office relationships often also rise out of office friendships, in which mutual trust is already present.The employers may fear: Can an Employer Prohibit Employees from Dating One Another?So, can an employer do something about these concerns?Many employers realize a blanket ban on employee dating is unnecessary and unworkable.And more and more organizations have a framework or policy for managing those relationships these days — almost three in four (72%), according to recent research from the Employment Law Alliance.