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?
I told him I’d check with our attorney about potential legal issues, but I’m concerned that this is an ethics minefield. A: There are numerous ethical issues involved in an owner or CEO or, really, any manager dating an employee.
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.
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.
This is no dating game—the relationship, whether or not they stay together, could wreak havoc on your culture and company.