Conflict of interest dating in the workplace
As many readers will know, Bill 168 was the legislative response to a horrific incident in which a nurse was killed by her former workplace lover.
The nurse had ended the relationship but the doctor pursued her, becoming more and more aggressive and threatening.
And therein lies the rub for every employers' HR practices in this area. However, there are some legal principles and practical matters to consider as you decide what policy best suits your agency in dealing with these real-life "love connections."People looking for a simple solution may advocate a complete no-fraternization policy.
How does social media affect these romances and workplaces?
In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, this article focuses on relationships in the workplace, and what employers and employees should consider when falling in love (or having more than just a platonic relationship) with a co-worker.
Favoritism, conflicts of interest, and even sexual harassment complaints can disrupt productivity and influence morale, especially if the relationship sours.
She considers adopting a policy on workplace relationships.