No-dating policies generally ban dating between a supervisor and their subordinate. United Parcel Services, the 7th Circuit appellate court upheld a no-dating policy that forbade managers from a romantic relationship with any hourly employee, as long as it was consistently enforced.
Can companies ban relationships?
Companies can, and do, develop HR policies which specify rules for relationships at work. But there is a difference from requiring staff couples to behave in a professional manner whilst at work, and banning relationships altogether. This is bad HR practice and only likely to make staff keep relationships secret.
What to do if two employees are dating?
Follow these guidelines to help you establish dating rules for your organization.Encourage Transparency. If two employees start dating, ask that they notify their managers. Maintain Professional Behavior. Define Sexual Harassment. Host Regular Training Seminars.