Dating a colleague

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We don’t want to place undue restrictions on employees dating each other, as everyone should be free to choose their partners.

But, we want to make sure that relationships won’t cause awkwardness or problems in our workplace.

If your relationship ends, maintain professionalism and ensure you won’t disrupt our workplace.

You mustn’t badmouth your former partner, sabotage their work or reveal any intimate details.

For example, HR must not penalize a homosexual couple differently than a heterosexual couple when they both have violated our employee relationships policy in the same manner.

If you broke our rules by dating someone who’s a direct report or below the acceptable level of seniority, it’s in your best interest to disclose your relationship as you may face more severe disciplinary action when you’re discovered.

Employees will not face demotion, victimization or loss of benefits.

If an employee gets promoted or transferred from another department, they may find themselves managing a colleague they used to date.

In this case, either of the two should let us know.

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