With Valentine’s Day making February the month for romance, this month we take a look at some of the potential risks to employers when romance blossoms amongst employees and the steps that can be taken to address these.
Why Should An Employer Be Concerned About Its Employees Forming Romantic Relationships In The Workplace?
Romantic relationships between employees in the same organisation can expose the employer to a number of legal risks. These are most likely to arise when one employee is pursuing another to start a relationship or, even more so, when the relationship breaks down. The most obvious legal risks are as follows:
This occurs where one employee engages in unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which has the purpose or effect either of violating … more