Company policy on dating coworkers
If indeed that’s how your company does it, that’s sex discrimination and is illegal.
(Or at least it’s illegal if your company is big enough to be covered by federal discrimination statutes — meaning that it has 15 or more employees.) As for the question of whether they need reasonable suspicion, employers don’t generally need “proof” before taking disciplinary action against employees in matter, but because the issue of romantic relations is a sticky one, I turned to employment attorney Bryan Cavanaugh to weigh in.
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.
However, employers may have another opinion on the matter. What Are the Potential Pitfalls of Employee Romances?
With this type of policy, the employees would also have to notify you whenever a relationship ends.
Every company needs to consider a policy on workplace dating.
Without a clear policy, an office relationship can lead to charges of sexual harassment and legal consequences for the employer.
Just don't make out in your department, or go into receiving to have sex. I was already dating my girlfriend before I got the manager position, and I am really cool with everyone there, so they didn't care.
Edit: Managers dating subordinates actually is not allowed, so if you are on the same level as the guy you date, it is ok.
He says: “As for reasonable suspicion, the law does not impose any sort of standard that the employer must meet before taking action.