Employee relationships in the workplace policy


Employee Relationships
In order to minimize the risk of conflicts of interest and promote fairness, Human Resource maintains the following policy with respect to romance in the workplace:
All romantic or dating relationships between employees are prohibited.
Accept Romantic or dating relationships between employees are permitted, but only under the circumstances described by this policy.]
Prior Employee Relationships
 supervisor or manager who has had a previous romantic or dating relationship with a subordinate or employee whose terms and conditions he or she may influence will not be involved in decisions relating to that individual's promotions, raises, termination or other terms and conditions of employment.
Policy Protocols and Consequences
All employees engaged in a romantic or dating relationship are required to notify Human Resources.
Employees in violation of this policy may be subject to termination of employment.
Individuals involved in a relationship covered by this policy may be asked to sign a document acknowledging that their relationship is free from coercion and harassment.
Employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. [Workplace dating or romantic relationships must not interfere with any employee's professionalism, including treating others with respect and refraining from behavior that may make others feel uncomfortable (for example, overt physical displays of affection and using sexual language). In particular, management personnel are expected to set a high standard of professional conduct both at work and in any social setting at events sponsored by Human Resource. For this reason, management personnel are prohibited from social interaction with subordinates that is or might be perceived as inappropriate (for example, unwanted flirting, touching or other behavior that may be regarded as sexual harassment).
Discretion And Non-discrimination
HR/Manager retains discretion in its enforcement of this policy. Decisions made under this policy will be made based on operational and business reasons and without regard to sex, race, color, religion, creed, age (40 and over), national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, military service or application or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.

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