Policy that prohibits employees from dating

This helps to protect the company from later charges that the relationship was not consensual and constituted sexual harassment.

With this type of policy, the employees would also have to notify you whenever a relationship ends.

However, in its opinion, the court also stated that the policy may have gone too far.

Another option is to require employees to report whenever they enter into a consensual relationship.

Don't put a policy in place to control the behavior of a few employees whose behavior is out of line.

Consequently, fraternization policies that prohibit friendships and association outside of the workplace cause employees to deceive and cover up.

Although some companies chose to have no policy on dating, that leaves them open to potential liability if a supervisor is shown to have sexually harassed a subordinate, for example, by giving a poor performance review to a former partner.

He's also a former talk radio host (KTLK AM 1150 at Clear Channel) and an entrepreneur himself, as the founder of Legal Endeavor.

That percentage is on the rise, and it’s no surprise: we spend one-third of our lives at work.

So, is it possible to allow cupid’s arrows in the office—but steer clear of legal landmines?

Workplace friendships flow naturally into personal lives.

Families become friends through their work connection.