While most companies that prohibit dating among co-workers focus on the supervisor–subordinate relationship, some prohibit dating for other reasons.
In an era when sexual harassment is a real concern for organizations, the notion of two employees dating each other does have potential for some tricky policy questions.
Some argue that if both parties are in a consensual relationship, what they do on their own time has no bearing on the company and should not be prohibited.
Before you head off to work thinking that you’ll come home with an annual bonus and a husband, though, you need to know your company’s policies on co-workers dating.
While some companies are lax when it comes to relationships outside of work, others strictly prohibit off-hours fraternization between employees.
If it’s your boss that’s whispering sweet nothings, you may be able to request a transfer to another department or position to stay in compliance -– just be sure that he’s worth adjusting your career path for before you fill out the paperwork.