That is because some employees, despite established policies against dating co-workers, will try to date anyway. Many bosses may not even be aware of a relationship until someone mentions it. Afternoon trysts in the supply closet are only fun on television. On another occasion, Musovic fired an employee who wrote unwanted love letters to a co-worker. According to a study by online dating site eHarmony, more people meet their spouses at work or school than anywhere else.
More complicated is when an owner suspects there's an attraction or budding relationship — when's the right time to step in?
Company Policies on Dating in the Workplace
Are they allowed to make date plans or exchange a kiss as they pass in the halls? Since graduating with a degree in biology, Lisa Magloff has worked in many countries. He decided against changing his policy that allows dating, but he's keeping a closer eye on interactions between employees. According to a study by online dating site eHarmony, more people meet their spouses at work or school than anywhere else. But a heightened awareness about sexual harassment means small business owners can get more anxious when employees start dating. Maria Stewart, a partner at Austin law firm Brown McCarroll LLP, suggests in the Austin Business Journal that policies on dating should include a way to report relationships that have turned hostile, and that employers must be on guard against any circumstances that could amount to harassment.